Texas A&M Aggies vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
The Texas A&M Aggies (15-6) are headed to Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the Tennessee Volunteers (14-6).
The Texas A&M Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against South Carolina and took a loss by a final of 74-63 in their last contest. Texas A&M wrapped up the contest having earned a 34.4% field goal percentage (22 of 64) and converted 5 of 25 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Aggies knocked down 14 of 23 shots for a rate of 60.9%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 38 with 17 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 dimes for the contest as well as forcing 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to defense, Texas A&M let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the floor on 25 of 56 shooting. South Carolina earned 17 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, South Carolina snagged 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. South Carolina ended up shooting 68.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 22 tries. They converted 9 of their 19 shots from downtown. With respect to fouls, the Aggies ended up with 23 and South Carolina finished the game with 19 fouls.
Ethan Henderson is one guy who was important in this contest. He racked up 9 points on 4 of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and snagged 8 boards. He ended up shooting 80.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Texas A&M will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 15-6 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Texas A&M is snagging 36.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 305 assists this season, which is 77th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Aggies are shooting 34.2% on three-point attempts (153 of 447) and 64.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.8 points per game (124th in the country) while hitting 45.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Aggies are able to force 18.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.0% from 3-point land and they rank 64th in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.4). The Aggies are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.6% (471 of 1,159) and they surrender 34.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 303rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 300 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Tennessee Volunteers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 52-51 against Texas. Regarding rebounding, Tennessee allowed Texas to pull down 28 in all (4 offensive). They finished 43.8% from distance by connecting on 7 of 16 and ended up shooting 5 out of 12 from the free throw line (41.7%). The Volunteers permitted Texas to convert 20 of 37 attempts from the floor which had them at 54.1% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers ended up shooting 19 for 53 from the field which had them sitting at 35.8%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Tennessee converted 5 out of their 18 attempts (27.8%). They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 50.0%. Texas committed 19 fouls for the contest which took the Volunteers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Volunteers earned 17 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 29 in the game.
Zakai Zeigler ended up having an impact for the Volunteers in the game. He recorded 12 points in his 17 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist. He knocked down 4 of 9 for this game for a rate of 44.4%, and earned 3 rebounds.
Tennessee has a win-loss record of 14-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Volunteers are shooting 43.4% from the floor, which ranks 220th in D-1. Tennessee has earned 1,469 points on the year (73.5 per contest) and they pull down 36.7 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.7 times per game (17th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. The Volunteers have committed 16.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 68.0% from the free throw line.
The Volunteers are ranked 33rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 62.5. They are forcing 17.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the field (120th in college basketball). The Tennessee defense concedes 33.1% on 3-point shots (146 of 441) and their opponents are connecting on 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They allow 11.6 dimes and 33.8 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 98th and 133rd in those categories on the defensive end.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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