Arkansas at Tennessee Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Arkansas Razorbacks head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 15.5 point favorites.
Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 71.0 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 14-1. They are averaging 85.8 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 20.7.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 5-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-5-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Daniel Gafford comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 58%. Mason Jones averages 14.8 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Grant Williams scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Admiral Schofield averages 17.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 79.6 points per contest, which is 59th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 176th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 220th in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 180th with 13.3 per game. The Razorbacks allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 173rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 34th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 329th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 120th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 10th in the nation with 85.8 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 20.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 138th in the NCAA. They are 33rd in D-1 in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 20.3. The Volunteers are 314th in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Volunteers give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 37th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 73rd with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 85th with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 170th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Razorbacks are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 46th in the country with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 197th. As a team they are 207th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. Arkansas is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 326th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 119.6, which is ranked 3rd. They are 136th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 14th. As a unit they are 9th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arkansas +15.5
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