Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 12/7/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-1) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they will take on the Tennessee Volunteers (6-1).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders played Providence and took a loss by a final of 72-68 in their last contest. Texas Tech wrapped up the game with a 37.9% FG percentage (22 out of 58) and knocked down 7 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Red Raiders converted 17 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 70.8%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 7 assists in this contest in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to the defense, Texas Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 37.3% from the floor on 19 of 51 shooting. Providence dished out 7 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, Providence grabbed 29 rebounds (13 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't have a block. Providence finished shooting 73.7% from the free throw line by making 28 of their 38 tries. They knocked down 6 of 20 tries from long range. In regard to fouls, the Red Raiders ended up finishing with 29 while Providence accumulated 22 fouls.
Terrence Shannon is one guy who was a factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 23 minutes and collected 3 rebounds. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Texas Tech will enter this matchup with a record of 6-1 on the year. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas Tech is pulling in 41.3 rebounds per contest and has earned 115 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 165th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Red Raiders are hitting 37.3% on shots from downtown (59 of 158) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 85.4 pts per contest (13th in Division 1) while going 49.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Red Raiders are able to force 19.3 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.3% on three-point shots while they are 36th in college basketball in opponents PPG (59.4). The Red Raiders are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.1% (138 of 344) and they surrender 25.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 19th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 69 surrendered for the season.
When they last played, the Tennessee Volunteers got the victory with a final of 69-54 against Colorado. The Volunteers earned 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. Colorado committed 13 fouls for the matchup which took the Volunteers to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw tries for a rate of 55.6%. When talking about 3-point shots, Tennessee converted 6 out of 24 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers ended up shooting 29 for 61 from the field which had them at 47.5%. The Volunteers permitted Colorado to convert 19 of their 55 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.5% in this game. They shot 23.5% from distance by connecting on 4 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). Regarding rebounding, Tennessee allowed Colorado to collect 33 in all (10 offensive).
Kennedy Chandler was important for the Volunteers for this game. He tallied 27 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accumulated 2 assists in the game. He made 13 of 20 in the game for a rate of 65.0%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Tennessee has a record of 6-1 for the year. The Volunteers have committed 14.4 fouls per game and they hit 75.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.9 times per game (9th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. Tennessee has accounted for 561 pts this season (80.1 per game) and they grab 38.1 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Volunteers are shooting 47.3% from the field, which ranks them 72nd in the nation.
The Tennessee defense concedes 34.7% from downtown (52 of 150) and opponents are connecting on 71.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.3 assists and 32.7 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 121st and 99th in college hoops. The Volunteers defensively are ranked 62nd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 62.0. They are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (73rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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