Tennessee vs Evansville Odds, Prediction: Our Top Knoxville Super Regional Pick

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Tennessee vs Evansville Odds

Tennessee Odds-1400 (Series)
Evansville Odds+800 (Series)

Read Collin Wilson's full college baseball betting preview for the 2024 NCAA Super Regionals here.

There may not be a more fascinating Super Regional than Knoxville.

Tennessee will continue its attempt to shed the curse of the No. 1 overall seed, as the last team to win a national title as the nation's No. 1 seed was Miami in 1999. Wake Forest held this title a season ago, losing in the Omaha bracket finals to eventual national champion LSU.

The Volunteers dominated their home Regional, needing only three games to advance.

Tennessee defeated Northern Kentucky, Indiana and Southern Miss with a combined run differential of +21 thanks to a number of sticks continuing to stay hot at the plate.


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— Tennessee Baseball (@Vol_Baseball) June 1, 2024

The main story comes from the visitors, as the Evansville Purple Aces represent the biggest underdog remaining in the tournament as a Regional 4-seed.

Head coach Wes Carroll has coached his alma mater for 16 seasons, winning a Regional for the first time in program history last week.

The Purple Aces needed every aspect of their game to come through, whether it was scoring double-digits in a rout of VCU, timely bullpen efficiency or near-circus catches all weekend from the outfield.

Evansville's best chance to take a game will be in the opener, when Kenton Deverman is penciled in to face the Tennessee combination of Chris Stamos and AJ Causey.

Tennessee anchor Drew Beam is scheduled to start in Game 2 against Evansville's Donovan Schultz, making it a tougher matchup for the Purple Aces.

There are two methodologies to getting money down if an appetite for the underdog persists. The true odds for Tennessee at its home field resides at 89%, correlating to a series price of -770.

While the opening series price is favorable for Evansville, there's virtually no chance of cashing that ticket without an opening win. Look to back the Evansville run line in the first game after Deverman is announced for the Purple Aces.

Pick: Game 1 — Evansville Run Line (With Deverman Pitching)

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