Tennessee vs. Louisiana Lafayette Odds, Opening Spread, Start Time for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Tennessee vs. Louisiana Lafayette Odds

Tennessee Odds-550
Lafayette Odds+425
Opening Spread/Current SpreadTennessee -14/Tennessee -10.5
Over/Under136.5
March Madness odds for Tennessee-Lafayette via bet365.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 4-seeded Tennessee and 13-seeded Louisiana Lafayette matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Tennessee vs Louisiana Lafayette will tip off at 9:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 on CBS.


Statistical Matchup

TennesseeLafayette
278Tempo349
OFFDEF
196eFG%199
175TO%166
4R%61
200FTR131
DEFOFF
3eFG%271
21TO %160
108R%320
270FTR345
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.


Instant Analysis

Louisiana is a fair enough draw for the first round, as is Duke if the Volunteers get to the Round of 32.

Louisiana can get to the free-throw line. It ranks 36th in offensive free-throw attempt rate while Tennessee fouls often. The Volunteers rank 245th in this metric on defense. This will not bode well in the first round if the Volunteers do not get hot from deep.

— D.J. James

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at actionnetwork.com/bracket.

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