Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
The Tennessee Volunteers (19-6) will go up against the Alabama Crimson Tide (22-3) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off with Auburn and earned the victory with a final of 77-69 in their last contest. Alabama finished the game having earned a 59.2% field goal percentage (29 out of 49) and buried 6 of 21 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide made 13 of their 23 tries for a rate of 56.5%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 assists in this matchup while creating 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to defending, Alabama allowed their opponent to shoot 32.3% from the floor on 20 of 62 shooting. Auburn recorded 11 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Auburn snagged 31 rebounds (13 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Auburn walked away from this one shooting 84.6% when shooting free throws by burying 22 of their 26 tries. They also buried 7 of their 24 shots from 3-point range. When discussing fouls, the Crimson Tide finished with 16 and Auburn totaled 20 fouls.
Rylan Griffen is a player who was a major factor in the game. He accounted for 16 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He played for 21 minutes and snagged 2 rebounds. He finished the contest at 71.4% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Alabama enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 22-3 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, Alabama is collecting 44.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 377 assists on the year, which has them ranked 76th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Crimson Tide are hitting 35.1% on three-point attempts (259 of 738) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 83.4 points per outing (6th in the country) while shooting 44.9% from the field.
On defense, the Crimson Tide are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 26.3% on 3-point shots and they are 153rd in the country in points per game allowed (68.7). The Crimson Tide defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 37.0% (604 of 1,632) and they concede 38.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 33rd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 262 surrendered on the season.
When they last played, the Tennessee Volunteers took a defeat with a final score of 86-85 when they played Missouri. The Volunteers were able to collect 20 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this game. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. Missouri had 24 fouls for the contest which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for 33 tries. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throws for a rate of 75.8%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Tennessee buried 12 of 28 tries (42.9%). In all, the Volunteers ended up shooting 24 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.3%. The Volunteers allowed Missouri to knock down 30 of 57 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.6% for the matchup. They finished 53.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 14 of 26 and ended up going 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Tennessee permitted Missouri to get 22 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Tyreke Key ended up being a factor for the Volunteers in this contest. He made 6 of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 6 rebounds. He totaled 23 points in his 31 minutes on the court and added 2 assists for the game.
Tennessee has a mark of 19-6 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Volunteers are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which ranks them 267th in the nation. Tennessee has accumulated 1,813 pts so far this season (72.5 per game) and they average 39.9 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.8 times per game (15th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per game. The Volunteers are committing 16.6 fouls every game and they go 73.2% from the free throw line.
The Volunteers on defense are ranked 3rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 56.3. They are forcing 15.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 35.5% from the floor (2nd in college hoops). The Tennessee defense concedes 24.2% on shots from 3-point land (137 of 566) and opponents are knocking down 72.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 9.2 dimes and 31.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 56th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alabama
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