Tennessee vs Missouri NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/7/2020
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri -4
The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 4 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 66.9 points per contest while giving up 59.6 per game. Missouri has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 67.3 points per contest and giving up 56.8, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 7-5-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 2-11-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yves Pons averages 11.7 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Jordan Bowden comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Mark Smith averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Dru Smith averages 11.7 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers allow 59.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 244th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd, and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in the nation. Tennessee averages 66.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 289th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 237th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 248th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 135th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 195th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 56.8 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 9.1 assists allowed per contest, and 48th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 265th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Missouri is 280th in the country with 67.3 points per game this year. They are 212th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 302nd in the nation. They are 161st in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game and 284th in assists per contest with 11.9. The Tigers are 106th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Volunteers are 219th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 305th in the country with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 255th. As a team they are 219th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Tennessee is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 67th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 207th. They are 319th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 214th. As a unit they are 188th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 98th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Missouri -4
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