Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
The Tennessee Volunteers (27-8 last year) welcome the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (11-21 last season) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles played Morehead State and took a loss by a score of 73-56 in their last contest of last season. Tennessee Tech wrapped up the contest with a 40.0% FG percentage (22 out of 55) and converted 5 of 16 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 7 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 12 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When talking about defense, Tennessee Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 39.1% from the field on 25 of 64 shooting. Morehead State recorded 17 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. In addition, Morehead State pulled down 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't have a block. Morehead State ended up going 80.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 15 attempts. They made 11 out of their 30 tries from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 12 while Morehead State totaled 10 fouls.
Kenny White is one guy who was a factor for the game. He totaled 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and grabbed 4 boards. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Tennessee Tech heads into this matchup after finishing with a record of 11-21 last season. They turned the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a basketball team committed 14.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Tennessee Tech snagged 37.1 boards per game and racked up 512 assists last season, which was 42nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Eagles connected on 34.2% on shots from downtown (224 of 655) and 66.1% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 72.8 pts per contest (129th in D-1) while connecting on 44.9% from the field.
On defense, the Golden Eagles forced 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.3 personal fouls. They conceded 32.5% on 3-pointers and they were ranked 294th in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.7). The Golden Eagles defensively gave up a FG percentage of 44.4% (883 of 1,988) and they conceded 35.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They were ranked 355th in the nation in allowing assists 549 relinquished last season.
In their last game last season, the Tennessee Volunteers went home defeated by a final of 76-68 when they played Michigan. The Volunteers were able to corral 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 31 in this contest. They also gave up possession 6 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. Michigan had 12 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Volunteers to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to shooting from distance, Tennessee converted 2 of 18 tries (11.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Volunteers ended up shooting 28 for 67 from the floor which had them shooting 41.8%. The Volunteers permitted Michigan to bury 27 of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the game. They finished 37.5% from distance by shooting 6 out of 16 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Tennessee allowed Michigan to pull down 33 in all (6 offensive).
Kennedy Chandler ended up being a factor for the Volunteers for the matchup. He made 9 of 19 for this game for a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and had 4 rebounds. He accumulated 19 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and earned 9 assists for this contest.
Tennessee had a win-loss mark of 27-8 last year. As an offense, the Volunteers hit 43.4% from the field, which ranked them 216th in the nation. Tennessee earned 2,571 pts throughout last season (73.5 per game) and they grabbed 36.9 boards per contest. They assisted teammates 16.5 times per contest (12th in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Volunteers committed 16.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.5% from the free throw line.
The Volunteers were ranked 25th in the nation in PPG given up with 62.9. They were able to force 15.8 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (35th in college hoops). The Tennessee defense gave up 31.3% on 3-point attempts (235 of 750) and their opponents converted on 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 11.5 assists and 33.7 boards per game, which was ranked 84th and 129th in the nation.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tennessee
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