Ole Miss Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 1/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena is the location where the Tennessee Volunteers (9-3) will take on the Ole Miss Rebels (8-4) on Wednesday.
The Ole Miss Rebels stepped onto the hardwood against Samford and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-73 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Rebels ended up finishing with 17 while Samford totaled 20 fouls. They also knocked down 11 of their 24 attempts from 3-point land. Samford walked away from this one shooting 62.5% at the free throw line by making 10 of their 16 tries. In addition, Samford had 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Samford dished out 12 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. In the matter of the defense, Ole Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 50.9% from the floor on 27 of 53 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 25 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Rebels buried 13 of 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Ole Miss wrapped up the game having earned a 40.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 64) and made 8 of 28 3-point shots.
Jarkel Joiner is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He shot 50.0% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also collected 1 rebound. He recorded 15 points on 4 out of 8 shooting.
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Ole Miss comes into this one with a record of 8-4 for the season. They currently have an average of 70.4 points per game (222nd in Division 1) while shooting 42.8% from the field. The Rebels are hitting 30.5% on shots from 3-point land (81 of 266) and 69.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Ole Miss is pulling down 37.4 boards per game and has racked up 171 assists this year, which is 184th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rebels are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers every game while drawing 16.3 fouls. They are surrendering 29.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 72nd in the country in opponents points per game (63.4). The Rebels defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.0% (277 of 675) and they relinquish 36.2 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 232nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 169 conceded this year.
In their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers took a loss by a score of 73-68 against Alabama. In reference to how they rebounded, Tennessee permitted Alabama to grab 42 overall (10 on the offensive side). They went 22.6% from beyond the arc by going 7 of 31 and ended up shooting 14 of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Volunteers permitted Alabama to make 26 of 60 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.3% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Volunteers finished shooting 22 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.9%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Tennessee converted 7 out of 29 attempts (24.1%). They were able to make 17 of those for a clip of 85.0%. Alabama earned 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Volunteers corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup.
Santiago Vescovi was important for the Volunteers for this contest. He converted 5 of 11 in this game for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and totaled 6 rebounds. He recorded 13 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 3 dimes for this game.
Tennessee has a win-loss mark of 9-3 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Volunteers are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is 180th in the country. Tennessee has totaled 930 points on the year (77.5 per contest) and they collect 38.6 boards per game. They are getting an assist 17.9 times per game (12th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 10.9 times per game. The Volunteers are committing 15.4 fouls every game and they go 70.6% from the free throw line.
The Volunteers on defense are ranked 31st in the country in points allowed per game with 60.4. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.1% from the field (44th in college hoops). The Tennessee defense concedes 30.0% from downtown (81 of 270) and opponents are converting on 67.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.8 assists and 35.0 boards every game, which is 74th and 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ole Miss
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