Longwood Lancers vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 3/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Longwood Lancers vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Longwood (+17)
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the site where the Tennessee Volunteers (26-7) will meet the Longwood Lancers (26-6) on Thursday. Tennessee opens this contest as 17-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 132.5.
The Longwood Lancers played Winthrop and walked away with a win by a score of 79-58 in their last game. Longwood finished with a 52.8% field goal percentage (28 of 53) and buried 10 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Lancers made 13 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In the matter of defending, Longwood allowed their opponent to shoot 41.2% from the field on 21 of 51 shooting. Winthrop totaled 9 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Additionally, Winthrop totaled 24 rebounds (8 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Winthrop shot 90.9% from the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 11 shots. They also made 6 of 24 attempts from three-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Lancers left the arena with 14 while Winthrop recorded 16 personal fouls.
Isaiah Wilkins is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He scored 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played 30 mins played and collected 8 boards. He finished the game shooting 63.6% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists.
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Longwood enters this game with a record of 26-6 so far this year. They average 76.3 pts per contest (50th in college basketball) while connecting on 45.4% from the field. The Lancers are hitting 38.0% on 3-pointers (262 of 690) and 72.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Longwood is pulling in 37.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 449 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 89th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.4 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Lancers have forced 14.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 105th in D-1 in allowing assists with 365 surrendered so far this year. The Lancers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.8% (755 of 1,762) and they surrender 30.4 boards per contest as a team. They are conceding 31.2% from beyond the arc and they are 54th in college basketball in points per game allowed (65.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Tennessee Volunteers walked away with a victory by a final of 65-50 when they played Texas A&M. When talking about attacking the glass, Tennessee allowed Texas A&M to grab 31 in all (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 21.1% from three-point range by going 4 out of 19 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Volunteers allowed Texas A&M to convert 16 of their 51 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 31.4% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.3%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Tennessee converted 12 out of their 28 attempts (42.9%). They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 64.3%. Texas A&M had 14 fouls in this contest which took the Volunteers to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Volunteers earned 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 37 in the matchup.
Santiago Vescovi pitched in for the Volunteers in the game. He totaled 17 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 5 dimes for the game. He buried 4 out of 9 for the matchup for a rate of 44.4%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Tennessee has a win-loss record of 26-7 this season. As an offense, the Volunteers are connecting on 43.0% from the floor, which ranks them 241st in Division 1. Tennessee has tallied 2,415 points this year (73.2 per game) and they pull in 37.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.1 times per game (18th in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest. The Volunteers are committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 71.2% from the free throw line.
The Tennessee defense concedes 31.2% on shots from 3-point land (222 of 712) and their opponents are connecting on 70.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.2 dimes and 33.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 72nd and 143rd in college hoops. The Volunteers are ranked 24th in the country in points per game surrendered with 62.8. They have forced 15.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the field (29th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Longwood (+17)
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