Tennessee Volunteers vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee (-4)
The Tennessee Volunteers (12-3) go to The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Tuesday where they'll take on the Ole Miss Rebels (8-8). The line on this game has Tennessee as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 124.
Tennessee enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-3 this year. They are averaging 73.2 points per game (145th in the country) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. The Volunteers are connecting on 34.0% on three-point shots (91 of 268) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Tennessee is pulling down 36.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 228 dimes this year, which ranks 93rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Volunteers have forced 16.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 72nd in college hoops in allowing assists with 149 conceded for the season. The Volunteers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.3% (315 of 802) and they relinquish 32.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 30.4% on shots from distance while they are 6th in the country in PPG allowed (59.4).
The Tennessee Volunteers stepped onto the hardwood against the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a win by a final score of 80-61 in their last game. Tennessee finished with a 52.8% field goal percentage (28 of 53) and buried 8 out of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Volunteers converted 16 of 17 attempts for a rate of 94.1%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 assists for this contest while getting 3 steals and 2 rejections. When discussing defense, Tennessee let their opponent shoot 52.8% from the field on 28 of 53 shooting. Kansas recorded 16 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, the Jayhawks totaled 22 rebounds (4 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Kansas finished 68.2% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 22 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of their 24 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Yves Pons is a player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 23 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Pons finished the game shooting 77.8% from the field but didn't record a dime. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Volunteers was Jaden Springer. He snagged 4 boards and accounted for 3 dimes. He went 42.9% from the field for this contest by shooting 3-of-7 (13 points). Overall, Springer played for 27 minutes.
Ole Miss has a mark of 8-8 for the campaign. Ole Miss has scored 1,106 pts this year (69.1 per game) and they collect 36.8 boards per game. The Rebels have committed 17.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 66.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Rebels are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which ranks 207th in Division 1. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per contest (207th in the country) and they turn it over 13.6 times per contest. The Rebels defensively are ranked 30th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 63.0. They are able to force 17.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (116th in D-1). The Ole Miss defense allows 36.3% on 3-point attempts (113 of 311) and their opponents are connecting on 71.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.9 dimes and 33.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 107th and 93rd in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the court, the Ole Miss Rebels took a loss by a score of 71-61 against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Rebels recorded 15 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the game. They blocked 4 tries while recording 12 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs earned 17 fouls in this game which got the Rebels to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.4%. When talking about 3-pointers, Ole Miss converted 2 of 13 attempts (15.4%). In all, the Rebels finished the game shooting 23 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 35.9%. The Rebels allowed the Bulldogs to bury 26 of 47 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.3% for this contest. They shot 50.0% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 18 and finished the game at 10 out of 20 from the free throw line (50.0%). In relation to how they rebounded, Ole Miss permitted Georgia to snag 26 overall (8 offensive).
Jarkel Joiner ended up being a factor for the Rebels for the matchup. He buried 4 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 28.6%, which earned him 14 points. Joiner pulled down 5 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and had 2 assists in this matchup. Someone else who came through for Ole Miss was Devontae Shuler. He accumulated 11 points in his 34 minutes on the court via 4 out of 14 from the floor in this matchup. Shuler wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tennessee (-4) and under 124 points
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