Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 13 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 7-18 and a road record of 0-6. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Volunteers have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 9-14 and they are 13-11 against the spread.
Jordan Barnett comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Kevin Puryear averages 11.5 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Missouri. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Robert Hubbs averages 14 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Grant Williams averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Missouri averages 68.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 261st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 335th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 343rd in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 55th and 257th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 110th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 67th and 70th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 320th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 93rd place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in Division 1.
Tennessee averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 107th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 221st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 254th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 57th and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 127th with 12.8 per game. The Volunteers allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 166th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the nation. The Volunteers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 66.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 96.7 and they assist on 51.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Missouri turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Tigers give up 77.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 79.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.8 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 105.6 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Volunteers give up 72.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 11-10 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 11-11 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-11 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-14 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Willie Jackson Personal expected to transfer
01/20/17 F Jakoby Kemp Redshirt out for season
01/05/17 F Mitchell Smith Knee out for season
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -13
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