Tennessee Volunteers vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
CU Events Center is the site where the Colorado Buffaloes (6-2) will try to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers (5-1) on Saturday.
The Tennessee Volunteers played Presbyterian and walked away with a win by a score of 86-44 in their last contest. Tennessee wrapped up the contest with a 55.9% FG percentage (33 of 59) and knocked down 14 of 27 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Volunteers converted 6 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 25 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 26 assists in this contest in addition to creating 24 turnovers and earning 13 steals. When it comes to defense, Tennessee allowed their opponent to shoot 38.3% from the floor on 18 out of 47 shooting. Presbyterian distributed 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Presbyterian had 26 boards (8 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Presbyterian went 33.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 1 of 3 tries. They also made 7 of 17 attempts from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Volunteers ended up finishing with 7 and Presbyterian totaled 14 personal fouls.
Kennedy Chandler is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He went 50.0% from the field and dished out 7 dimes. He was on the court for 26 mins and snagged 1 rebound. He racked up 15 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Tennessee comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-1 for the year. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 13.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Tennessee is collecting 38.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 121 dimes this season, which is 53rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Volunteers are hitting 37.9% on shots from downtown (61 of 161) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They average 82.0 pts per contest (38th in the country) while hitting 47.3% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Volunteers are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.8 fouls. They are ranked 65th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 69 surrendered this season. The Volunteers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.2% (136 of 338) and they concede 32.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 86th in the country in points per game allowed (63.3).
The last time they took the court, the Colorado Buffaloes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-61 when they faced UCLA. With respect to how they attacked the glass, Colorado permitted UCLA to get 34 in total (9 on the offensive side). They finished 43.8% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 16 and ended up going 12 of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Buffaloes permitted UCLA to bury 27 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.6% in the game. Overall, the Buffaloes ended up shooting 23 out of 54 from the floor which had them at 42.6%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Colorado made 5 of their 21 attempts (23.8%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. UCLA was called for 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Buffaloes to the free throw line for 15 shots. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 1 steal in the matchup. The Buffaloes were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 26 in the matchup.
Jabari Walker ended up being a major contributor for the Buffaloes for this game. He made 7 of 11 for the contest for a field goal rate of 63.6%, and had 11 rebounds. He had 22 points in his 32 mins on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for this contest.
Colorado has a win-loss record of 6-2 on the season. As an offensive team, the Buffaloes are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 78th in college basketball. Colorado has scored 613 points for the campaign (76.6 per contest) and they snag 37.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.4 times per contest (227th in the nation) and they cough up possession 12.5 times per contest. The Buffaloes are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls per game and they shoot 72.5% from the charity stripe.
The Buffaloes defensively are ranked 203rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.5. They are forcing 12.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the floor (187th in college basketball). The Colorado defense surrenders 35.3% on 3-point attempts (67 of 190) and opponents are connecting on 73.7% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.4 dimes and 31.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 171st and 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tennessee
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