Mississippi State at Tennessee - 3/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Mississippi State at Tennessee - 3/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Tennessee Volunteers (23-7) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-14)

Game Info: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

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The Tennessee Volunteers will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament on Friday.

The Tennessee Volunteers are 23-7 (14-4) this season and have won nine of their last ten games. Tennessee is coming off of a win against Arkansas by a score of 78-74. Tennessee shot 46% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the win. Santiago Vescovi led the Volunteers with 15 points and 4 assists in the game. Tennessee is averaging 73.6 points per game and is giving up 63.3 points per game against, while also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Kennedy Chandler is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.6 assists per game, while Santiago Vescovi is averaging 13.5 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Volunteers. Tennessee is shooting 42.9% on field goals, 71.7% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 18-14 (8-10) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Mississippi State defeated South Carolina by a score of 73-51 in their last game. Mississippi State held South Carolina to 28.3% shooting from the field and was +10 in rebounding margin in the game. Tolu Smith led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Mississippi State is averaging 71.2 points per game and is giving up 66.7 points per game against, while also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Iverson Molinar is averaging 17.8 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, while Tolu Smith is averaging 13.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State is shooting 45.7% on field goals, 71.9% on free throws, and 29.3% on three pointers.

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Mississippi State is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 8-3 in Mississippi State’s last 11 games. Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS loss. The under is 4-1 in Tennessee’s last 5 neutral site games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Tennessee defeated Mississippi State in the regular season by a score of 72-63. Tennessee comes into this game playing great basketball, defeating Arkansas and Auburn in two of their last three games. Tennessee is the more talented team and has been red hot. I like the Volunteers to win.

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David’s Pick Tennessee -6.5

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