Iowa at Tennessee NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 8 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 73.6 per contest. Tennessee has an overall mark of 27-4. They are averaging 81.8 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-20-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 17-16-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Luka Garza averages 13.1 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Grant Williams averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Admiral Schofield averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 49th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 106th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 252nd with 12.2 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 239th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 232nd and 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 336th place in Division 1. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 20th in the country with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 7th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They are 68th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Volunteers are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Volunteers surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 101st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 147th in those defensive statistics. They rank 115th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 132nd with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 170th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 43rd. They are 120th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 108th. As a unit they are 59th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 158th in D-1. Iowa is 265th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 328th 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 116.3, which is ranked 5th. They are 153rd in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 25th. As a unit they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 326th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -8
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