Tennessee Volunteers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
The Texas A&M Aggies (20-7) will try to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers (20-7) at Reed Arena on Tuesday.
The Tennessee Volunteers played Kentucky and took a loss by a score of 66-54 in their last contest. Tennessee wrapped up the contest having earned a 37.3% field goal percentage (22 of 59) and made 6 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Volunteers buried 4 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 28.6%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they compiled 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 10 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Tennessee let their opponent shoot 44.4% from the floor on 20 of 45 shooting. Kentucky earned 11 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. In addition, Kentucky totaled 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Kentucky went 65.7% at the charity stripe by burying 23 of their 35 shots. They knocked down 3 of 8 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Volunteers left the arena with 25 and Kentucky totaled 19 fouls.
Santiago Vescovi is one player who came through for this contest. He shot 53.8% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and also pulled down 2 boards. He ended up with 17 points on 7 out of 13 shooting.
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Tennessee comes into this matchup with a record of 20-7 so far this season. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Tennessee is pulling in 39.6 rebounds per game and has racked up 447 assists for the year, which ranks 19th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Volunteers are shooting 32.2% from downtown (206 of 639) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.7 pts per game (175th in the country) while connecting on 42.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Volunteers are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They surrender 24.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 3rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (56.7). The Volunteers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 35.8% (510 of 1,425) and they surrender 32.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 7th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 251 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas A&M Aggies took home the win by a final score of 69-60 against Missouri. The Aggies pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 3 steals for this game. Missouri committed 18 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 89.5%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Texas A&M made 8 of their 21 attempts (38.1%). Overall, the Aggies shot 22 out of 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. The Aggies allowed Missouri to bury 20 of their 51 attempts from the field which had them at 39.2% for this game. They finished 34.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 26 and finished the game at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Texas A&M allowed Missouri to grab 22 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Dexter Dennis was important for the Aggies for the matchup. He earned 17 points in his 37 mins of playing time and accumulated 2 dimes for the contest. He knocked down 7 of 15 in this contest for a rate of 46.7%, and had 10 rebounds.
Texas A&M has a win-loss mark of 20-7 for the season. The Aggies are committing 18.6 fouls per contest and they go 75.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.1 times per contest (179th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per game. Texas A&M has totaled 2,007 points for the season (74.3 per contest) and they pull in 37.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Aggies are hitting on 44.4% from the field, which is 198th in the country.
The Texas A&M defense allows 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (220 of 663) and their opponents are knocking down 70.7% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.9 dimes and 31.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 199th and 36th in those defensive categories. The Aggies on defense are ranked 69th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 65.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the floor (23rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tennessee
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