Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena is the site where the Tennessee Volunteers (20-7) will meet the Auburn Tigers (25-3) on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers took the court against Ole Miss and went home with a win by a final score of 77-64 in their last contest. Auburn finished the contest having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and buried 9 of their 25 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 36 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists in this contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about the defense, Auburn allowed 37.9% from the field on 22 of 58 shooting. Ole Miss totaled 11 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. In addition, Ole Miss collected 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Ole Miss finished the game shooting 70.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 20 attempts. They made 6 of their 19 attempts from long range. With respect to personal fouls, the Tigers finished with 20 and Ole Miss recorded 19 personal fouls.
Walker Kessler is someone who came through for the matchup. He went 62.5% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 28 mins and also collected 10 boards. He notched 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Auburn will play this game with a win-loss record of 25-3 on the season. They cough up possession 12.1 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Auburn is collecting 40.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 408 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 60th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are hitting 32.1% on 3-pointers (226 of 704) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.7 points per game (20th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 fouls. They are ranked 81st in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 304 surrendered for the season. The Tigers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.4% (629 of 1,638) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 31.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 116th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (66.9).
The last time they took the court, the Tennessee Volunteers got the victory with a final of 80-61 when they faced Missouri. In regard to cleaning the glass, Tennessee allowed Missouri to grab 31 overall (7 offensive). They finished the game shooting 25.0% from three-point range by hitting 5 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 23 from the free throw line (78.3%). The Volunteers permitted Missouri to make 19 out of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.5% in this game. When all was said and done, the Volunteers went 28 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.2%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Tennessee made 9 of 18 tries (50.0%). They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.9%. Missouri had 18 fouls in this game which took the Volunteers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. The Volunteers earned 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the matchup.
Kennedy Chandler ended up being a factor for the Volunteers for the game. He converted 9 out of 12 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. He totaled 23 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 6 assists in this contest.
Tennessee has a record of 20-7 so far this season. As an offense, the Volunteers are shooting 43.1% from the field, which is 238th in the country. Tennessee has accounted for 1,989 points for the year (73.7 per contest) and they collect 36.7 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 16.3 times per game (17th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per game. The Volunteers commit 16.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 71.2% from the charity stripe.
The Volunteers defensively are ranked 28th in college basketball in PPG given up with 62.8. They are forcing 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (48th in college hoops). The Tennessee defense gives up 32.4% on three-point shots (188 of 581) and their opponents are converting on 70.0% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.3 dimes and 33.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 69th and 135th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tennessee
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