Tennessee Tech at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 31.5 point favorites.
Tennessee Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-8. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 80.1 per game. Tennessee has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest and giving up 67.6, which is a point differential of 16.9.
Valuable Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 6-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-5-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Caden Mills Knee is out indefinitely
11/09/18 C Reece Wilkinson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/26/18 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Tennessee Tech
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Micaiah Henry comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 25.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 55%. Hunter Vick averages 11.7 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Grant Williams scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Admiral Schofield averages 18.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee Tech averages 73.6 points per contest, which is 202nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 228th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 221st in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 111th and 149th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 16.7 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 80.1 points per contest, which is 321st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 265th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 319th, and they allow 18.8 assists per game which puts them in 348th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 287th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 17th in the nation with 84.5 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 175th in the NCAA. They are 27th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 20.7. The Volunteers are 312th in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Volunteers give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 94th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 188th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 129th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 96, which is ranked 308th. They are 19th in college basketball in pace with 76.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 256th. As a unit they are 286th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in D-1. Tennessee Tech is 43rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 329th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 116.5, which is ranked 14th. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 42nd. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 302nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee Tech/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee Tech +31.5
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