Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
TV: SECN Alt
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+7.5)
Thompson-Boling Arena is the site where and the Tennessee Volunteers (1-0) will play the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-1) on Saturday. Cincinnati opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 132.5.
Cincinnati will take the court with a mark of 2-1 on the year. They average 71.3 points per game (190th in college hoops) while hitting 47.1% from the field. The Bearcats are shooting 23.2% on shots from 3-point land (13 of 56) and 64.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Cincinnati is grabbing 34.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 52 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 177th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.7 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Bearcats have forced 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They give up 30.9% from beyond the arc while they are 135th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.3). The Bearcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.6% (66 of 148) and they concede 27.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 121st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 43 conceded for the season.
The Cincinnati Bearcats played the Furman Paladins and walked away with a win by a score of 78-73 in their last contest. Cincinnati finished with a 56.3% field goal percentage (27 out of 48) and made 4 out of their 13 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Bearcats made 20 of 29 attempts for a rate of 69.0%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 31 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 18 assists in the game as well as getting 4 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Cincinnati allowed the other team to shoot 56.3% from the field on 27 out of 48. Furman recorded 15 dimes and 6 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Paladins snagged 22 boards (7 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Furman shot 74.1% when shooting free throws by converting 20 of their 27 tries. They made 7 of their 28 tries from distance.
Keith Williams is someone who came through for this game. He was able to score 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. Williams finished the game at 58.8% from the field and earned 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in the matchup for the Bearcats was David Dejulius. He snagged 9 boards and had 5 assists. He shot 20.0% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 1-of-5 (7 points). Overall, Dejulius was on the court for 30 min.
Tennessee has a record of 1-0 on the season. Tennessee has totaled 56 points for the year and they average 32 boards per contest. The Volunteers have committed 15 fouls per game and they connect on 73.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Volunteers are hitting on 35.8% from the floor, which ranks 338th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 12 times per game (244th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 15 times per contest. The Volunteers on defense are ranked 3rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 47. They have allowed 10 dimes and 38 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 55th and 230th in those categories. The Tennessee defense concedes 22.7% on shots from 3-point land (5 of 22) and opponents are connecting on 83.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 23 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 33.3% from the floor (10th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Tennessee Volunteers got the win with a final of 56-47 against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Volunteers were able to collect 19 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 30 for the contest. They rejected 2 shots while earning 12 steals for this contest. The Buffaloes were called for 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Volunteers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.3%. Regarding shots from downtown, Tennessee made 7 out of their 19 attempts (36.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers ended up going 19 for 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.8%. The Volunteers permitted the Buffaloes to convert 16 of their 48 attempts from the field which left them shooting 33.3% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 22.7% from 3-point land by hitting 5 out of 22 and ended up shooting 10 out of 12 from the charity stripe (83.3%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Tennessee permitted Colorado to get 34 in total (8 on the offensive side).
John Fulkerson saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Volunteers for this contest. He converted 4 out of 10 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 11 points. Fulkerson grabbed 3 rebounds in his 23 minutes and totaled 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Tennessee was Santiago Vescovi. He notched 11 points in his 33 minutes on the court via 3 out of 5 shooting for this contest. Vescovi walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field as well as contributing 5 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tennessee (-7.5) and under 132.5 points
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