Tennessee Volunteers vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center is the site where the Texas Longhorns (15-5) will compete against the Tennessee Volunteers (14-5) on Saturday.
The Tennessee Volunteers played Florida and went home with a win by a final score of 78-71 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Volunteers ended up finishing with 13 and Florida recorded 18 personal fouls. They converted 10 of 34 attempts from long range. Florida went 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of 9 shots. Moreover, Florida pulled down 22 rebounds (4 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. Florida recorded 15 assists and had 9 steals for the game. In the matter of defense, Tennessee allowed the other team to go 43.3% from the floor on 26 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists for this game while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding grabbing boards, they earned 31 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Volunteers knocked down 17 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 94.4%. Tennessee finished the contest with a 46.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 54) and converted 11 out of their 24 three-point attempts.
Santiago Vescovi is a guy who came through in this matchup. He walked away with 23 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists.
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Tennessee steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 14-5 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, Tennessee is pulling in 36.9 boards per game and has racked up 327 assists on the year, which has them ranked 21st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Volunteers are hitting 33.2% on shots from distance (171 of 515) and 68.9% from the free throw line. They average 74.6 points per game (113th in college basketball) while going 43.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Volunteers are forcing 17.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They rank 124th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 218 conceded this year. The Volunteers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.3% (429 of 1,040) and they concede 34.1 boards per contest as a group. They surrender 32.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 39th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (63.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 73-50 against TCU. When talking about rebounding, Texas permitted TCU to grab 24 in total (7 on the offensive side). They went 12.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 2 out of 16 and finished the game at 12 out of 21 at the free throw line (57.1%). The Longhorns permitted TCU to convert 18 of 50 attempts from the field which had them at 36.0% in this matchup. Overall, the Longhorns ended up going 29 out of 65 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.6%. When discussing three-point attempts, Texas converted 8 out of their 18 attempts (44.4%). They were able to make 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 58.3%. TCU committed 11 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Longhorns to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. The Longhorns recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this matchup.
Timmy Allen was important for the Longhorns for the game. He made 6 out of 13 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and added 8 rebounds. He had 16 points in his 38 mins of playing time and added 2 assists in this matchup.
Texas has a record of 15-5 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Longhorns are hitting on 45.7% from the floor, which is ranked 106th in the nation. Texas has tallied 1,390 pts for the year (69.5 per game) and they snag 34.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per game (123rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per contest. The Longhorns are responsible for committing 15.6 fouls per game and they connect on 77.2% from the charity stripe.
The Longhorns on defense are ranked 1st in college hoops in points allowed per game with 54.7. They are able to force 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (48th in college basketball). The Texas defense allows 30.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (107 of 348) and opponents are making 62.2% of their free throw shots. They concede 9.3 assists and 30.2 boards every game, which is ranked 8th and 15th in those categories.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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