Tennessee at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Bud Walton Arena
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The Tennessee Volunteers head to Bud Walton Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 6.5 point favorites.
Tennessee comes into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 65.8 per contest. Arkansas has an overall record of 10-2. They are averaging 90.0 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of 16.9.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 9-3 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Grant Williams averages 15.4 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jordan Bowden averages 12 points per contest in 27 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jaylen Barford scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Daryl Macon averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 77.5 points per contest this year, which is 119th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 216th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 41st in Division 1. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 160th with 13.7 per game. The Volunteers allow 65.8 points per contest, which is 54th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 152nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 221st, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 51st place in college basketball. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 8th in the country with 90.0 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.9. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in Division 1. They are 198th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 38th in assists per game with 17.3. The Razorbacks are 342nd in turnovers per contest with 10.4. The Razorbacks give up 73.1 points per game, which ranks them 211th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 111th and 110th in those defensive statistics. They rank 151st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 303rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Volunteers are 48th in the country in defensive rating with 92.9, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 95th. They are 224th in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 198th. As a unit they are 177th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in D-1. Tennessee is 189th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 28th in the country.
Arkansas is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 115th in Division 1. The Razorbacks are 92nd in the nation in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 118.4 is ranked 18th. They are 20th in D-1 in pace with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 29th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee +6.5
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