Tennessee at Missouri College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 7.5 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.2 as they are averaging 86.3 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Missouri has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 69.1 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-5-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 5-5-2 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
01/05/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Georgia
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
10/22/18 F Jontay Porter ACL is out for season
Admiral Schofield averages 18.2 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Grant Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Mark Smith averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Jordan Geist averages 13.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in the nation. Tennessee averages 86.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 21.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 153rd in D-1. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 138th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 50th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 136th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Missouri is 290th in the country with 69.1 points per game this year. They are 224th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the nation. They are 206th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 313th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Tigers are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Volunteers are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.4. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 19th. As a team they are 15th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 327th in Division 1. Tennessee is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 91st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 186th in the country in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 342nd in Division 1 with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 159th. As a team they are 173rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 99th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Missouri +7.5
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