Tennessee Volunteers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 3/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
The Tennessee Volunteers (22-9) are en route to Bridgestone Arena on Friday where they will take on the Missouri Tigers (23-8).
The Tennessee Volunteers took the court against Auburn and ended up losing by a score of 79-70 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Volunteers ended up with 20 while Auburn accounted for 16 fouls. They also converted 8 of 22 shots from 3-point range. Auburn went 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 15 of their 20 attempts. On top of that, Auburn pulled down 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Auburn distributed 18 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In the matter of defending, Tennessee allowed the other team to shoot 49.1% from the field on 28 out of 57 shooting. They also dished out 16 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to rebounding, they earned 30 with 8 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Volunteers made 12 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 63.2%. Tennessee finished the contest with a 47.2% field goal percentage (25 of 53) and converted 8 out of their 17 three-point attempts.
Santiago Vescovi is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. He played 39 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He ended up scoring 21 points on 8 out of 13 shooting.
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Tennessee will play this game with a record of 22-9 this season. They have an average of 71.9 points per game (180th in the nation) while hitting 43.5% from the floor. The Volunteers are connecting on 32.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (237 of 726) and 70.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tennessee is pulling down 38.9 rebounds per contest and has 529 assists so far this year, which ranks 12th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Volunteers have forced 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 7th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 294 surrendered for the season. The Volunteers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 36.4% (593 of 1,631) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 25.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 3rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (57.5).
For their last game, the Missouri Tigers took home the win by a final score of 82-77 against Ole Miss. When it comes to rebounds, Missouri allowed Ole Miss to get 29 in all (9 offensive). They shot 22.7% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 5 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Tigers permitted Ole Miss to bury 28 of their 55 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.9% for the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers shot 32 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.2%. Concerning 3-pointers, Missouri buried 7 of their 23 attempts (30.4%). They were able to knock down 11 of them for a clip of 84.6%. Ole Miss was called for 16 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Tigers were able to snag 17 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in this contest.
Kobe Brown ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this game. He totaled 17 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game. He converted 5 out of 8 for the game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accounted for 7 rebounds.
Missouri has a record of 23-8 so far this season. The Tigers have committed 18.3 fouls every game and they connect on 75.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.4 times per contest (17th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per contest. Missouri has 2,483 points this season (80.1 per contest) and they grab 30.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in the country.
The Missouri defense surrenders 35.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (275 of 774) and opponents are making 75.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 14.5 assists and 37.3 rebounds per game, which is 316th and 333rd in college hoops. The Tigers are ranked 311th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 74.8. They are able to force 17.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (229th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tennessee
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