Tennessee Volunteers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
The Arkansas Razorbacks (20-6) are welcoming the Tennessee Volunteers (19-6) at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
The Tennessee Volunteers played Kentucky and notched a win by a score of 76-63 in their last contest. Tennessee finished the contest having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (24 of 54) and converted 8 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Volunteers knocked down 20 of 23 tries for a percentage of 87.0%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 32 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 assists for this contest while forcing 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to defense, Tennessee allowed the other team to shoot 34.3% from the field on 23 out of 67 shooting. Kentucky dished out 11 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Kentucky had 38 rebounds (16 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Kentucky finished the game at 85.7% from the free throw line by converting 12 of 14 attempts. They converted 5 out of their 16 tries from beyond the perimeter. Concerning personal fouls, the Volunteers ended up with 15 while Kentucky recorded 18 personal fouls.
Kennedy Chandler is someone who had an impact in this game. He finished 55.6% from the field and dished out 6 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and totaled 5 boards. He racked up 17 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
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Tennessee heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 19-6 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per game and as a group are committing 16.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Tennessee is snagging 36.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 421 assists on the campaign, which is 23rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Volunteers are shooting 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (224 of 643) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They average 74.4 pts per contest (98th in the nation) while shooting 43.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Volunteers are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 101st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 288 conceded on the season. The Volunteers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (557 of 1,347) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 33.0% on shots from distance and they are 34th in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arkansas Razorbacks took home the win by a final score of 76-57 against Missouri. The Razorbacks were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 35 in this contest. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. Missouri had 15 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Razorbacks to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to make 13 of them for a clip of 76.5%. With respect to three-point attempts, Arkansas converted 11 out of 21 attempts (52.4%). Overall, the Razorbacks went 26 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. The Razorbacks permitted Missouri to bury 21 out of their 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.8% for this contest. They finished 29.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 5 out of 17 and finished the game at 10 out of 12 at the charity stripe (83.3%). Regarding how they rebounded, Arkansas allowed Missouri to pull down 27 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Stanley Umude pitched in for the Razorbacks for the game. He made 8 out of 13 in this game giving him a rate of 61.5%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He recorded 23 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for this contest.
Arkansas has a win-loss mark of 20-6 this year. The Razorbacks commit 16.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.7 times per contest (75th in D-1) and they turn it over 12.7 times per contest. Arkansas has scored 2,030 points on the year (78.1 per game) and they average 38.7 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Razorbacks are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 155th in the country.
The Arkansas defense gives up 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (199 of 604) and opponents are connecting on 71.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.7 assists and 33.9 boards per game, which ranks 191st and 137th in D-1. The Razorbacks on the defensive end are ranked 147th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 67.8. They are forcing 15.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (72nd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arkansas
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