Villanova Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: ESPN News
Mohegan Sun Arena is the location where the Tennessee Volunteers (2-0) will take on the Villanova Wildcats (2-1) on Saturday.
The Villanova Wildcats took the court against Howard and earned the victory with a final of 100-81 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 12 while Howard totaled 21 fouls. They also made 12 out of their 24 attempts from three-point range. Howard finished the game shooting 69.2% at the free throw line by making 9 of 13 attempts. Additionally, Howard snagged 15 rebounds (3 offensive, 12 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Howard distributed 20 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. In relation to defense, Villanova allowed their opponent to shoot 56.6% from the field on 30 of 53 shooting. They also dished out 22 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 26 of 26 tries for a rate of 100.0%. Villanova ended having earned a 56.6% FG percentage (30 out of 53) and knocked down 14 of 30 3-point attempts.
Brandon Slater is one player who played a role in this contest. He racked up 23 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played 26 minutes and also grabbed 3 boards. He ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
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Villanova comes into this one with a record of 2-1 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 7.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.7 fouls every game. As a team, Villanova is snagging 29.0 boards per game and has accounted for 55 assists on the campaign, which ranks 70th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Wildcats are hitting 48.8% on 3-pointers (41 of 84) and 89.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 89.3 pts per game (31st in the nation) while going 50.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Wildcats have forced 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are 295th in the nation in allowing assists with 48 conceded this season. The Wildcats defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 49.4% (81 of 164) and they surrender 30.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 40.0% on three-point shots while they are 240th in the nation in opponents PPG (72.7).
For their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers went home victorious with a score of 94-62 against East Tennessee State. In regard to rebounds, Tennessee allowed East Tennessee State to collect 22 in all (4 offensive). They finished 31.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 10 of 32 and ended up shooting 14 of 16 at the charity stripe (87.5%). The Volunteers allowed East Tennessee State to make 19 out of their 56 tries from the field which had them shooting 33.9% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers shot 34 out of 74 from the field which had them shooting 45.9%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Tennessee converted 10 of their 23 tries (43.5%). They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 88.9%. East Tennessee State committed 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 14 steals for the contest. The Volunteers snagged 29 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in the matchup.
Olivier Nkamhoua was important for the Volunteers in this matchup. He tallied 23 points in his 24 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in the game. He buried 9 out of 14 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, and had 8 rebounds.
Tennessee has a record of 2-0 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Volunteers are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which is ranked 178th in college basketball. Tennessee has totaled 184 pts for the year (92.0 per game) and they collect 48.5 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.5 times per game (39th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 11.0 times per contest. The Volunteers are committing 13.5 fouls every game while shooting 74.2% from the charity stripe.
The Volunteers on defense are ranked 105th in the country in points per game surrendered with 62.0. They are forcing their opponents into 19.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (122nd in Division 1). The Tennessee defense gives up 30.9% on shots from 3-point land (17 of 55) and their opposition makes 68.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 9.5 dimes and 31.0 boards per contest, which is 69th and 63rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tennessee
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