Tennessee vs Missouri Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

Missouri Tigers (23-8) vs Tennessee Volunteers (23-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Missouri Tigers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tennessee Volunteers will play the Missouri Tigers in the Quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament on Friday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tennessee Preview

The Tennessee Volunteers are 23-9 (11-7) this season after they defeated Ole Miss by a score of 70-55 in their last game. Tennessee shot 47.1% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 71.9 points per game, 57.5 points against per game, 38.9 rebounds per game, and 17.1 assists per game. Santiago Vescovi has led the Volunteers this season with 12.7 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Tennessee is shooting 43.5% from the field, 70.8% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers this year.

Missouri Preview

The Missouri Tigers are 23-8 (11-7) this season after they defeated Ole Miss by a score of 82-77 in their last game. Missouri shot 55.2% from the field and forced 16 turnovers in the win. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 80.1 points per game, 74.8 points against per game, 30.5 rebounds per game, and 16.4 assists per game. Kobe Brown (questionable) has led the Tigers this season with 15.9 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Missouri is shooting 47.7% from the field, 75.6% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers this year.

Trends

Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 8-3 in Tennessee’s last 11 Friday games and the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games. Missouri is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 7-1 in Missouri’s last 8 neutral site games.

Pick

Missouri comes into this game on a four game winning streak and they have scored at least 81 points in each of their last three games. Tennessee has won three of their last four games and is one of the best defensive teams in the nation. It will be interesting to see which team is able to dictate pace, as these two teams play two very different styles. Missouri is not good on the defensive end of the floor, but I think their offense is good enough to keep them in it. I like Missouri with the points. 

David’s Pick Missouri +6.5

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