Arkansas Razorbacks vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+7)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (9-1) head to Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Tennessee Volunteers (7-1). The spread on this game has Tennessee as 7-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 140.
Arkansas heads into this game with a mark of 9-1 on the year. They are averaging 88.5 pts per contest (9th in D-1) while shooting 45.0% from the field. The Razorbacks are shooting 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (96 of 285) and 72.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Arkansas is snagging 44.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 156 assists for the year, which ranks 48th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.6 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Razorbacks are forcing 15.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 fouls. The Razorbacks defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 38.5% (232 of 602) and they surrender 35.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 195th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 113 conceded for the campaign. They surrender 30.4% from 3-point land and they rank 89th in college basketball in points per game allowed (65.9).
The Arkansas Razorbacks faced the Missouri Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 81-68 in their last contest. Arkansas walked away from the game having earned a 26.8% field goal percentage (19 out of 71) and converted 7 out of their 28 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Razorbacks converted 23 of 34 tries for a rate of 67.6%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 32 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 7 dimes for the game as well as having 13 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Arkansas allowed the other team to go 26.8% from the field on 19 of 71 shooting. Missouri distributed 14 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Tigers pulled down 46 rebounds (7 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Missouri finished shooting 71.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 28 of 39 attempts. They also knocked down 5 of 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
JD Notae is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He notched 19 points on 6 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. Notae walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this matchup for the Razorbacks was Moses Moody. He snagged 10 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He finished 26.7% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 4-of-15 (18 points). When the game finished, Moody saw the court for 38 min.
Tennessee has a record of 7-1 so far this season. Tennessee has accounted for 621 points on the year (77.6 per game) and they grab 40.8 boards per game. The Volunteers have committed 15.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 74.7% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Volunteers are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 142nd in the nation. They are getting an assist 15.1 times per contest (93rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 10.5 times per contest. The Volunteers on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in the nation in PPG allowed with 55.0. The Tennessee defense gives up 29.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (52 of 175) and their opponents are converting on 64.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 9.3 assists and 30.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 15th and 38th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 17.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.0% from the field (14th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers took a loss by a score of 71-63 when they played the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Volunteers were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards totaling 41 in the game. They stuffed 7 shots while recording 3 steals for this contest. The Crimson Tide had 18 fouls for the matchup which got the Volunteers to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a rate of 65.4%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Tennessee buried 4 out of their 21 attempts (19.0%). In all, the Volunteers finished 21 for 66 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.8%. The Volunteers allowed the Crimson Tide to convert 26 of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.9% for the game. They wrapped up this game 50.0% from distance by shooting 10 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 17 from the free throw line (52.9%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Tennessee permitted Alabama to pull down 39 in all (11 offensive).
Victor Bailey pitched in for the Volunteers for the game. He knocked down 4 out of 14 for the game for a rate of 28.6%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Bailey had 7 boards in his 34 minutes played and accumulated 2 dimes for the game. Someone else who came through for Tennessee was Santiago Vescovi. He finished with 13 points in 34 minutes played by way of 5 out of 15 from the floor for the contest. Vescovi wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tennessee (-7) and under 140 points
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