Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/6/23
Tennessee Volunteers (0-0) vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-0)
Game Info: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
Betting Odds: Tennessee Volunteers -27.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will play the Tennessee Volunteers in a non-conference game on Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee Tech finished second in the OVC last season, while Tennessee was tied for fourth in the SEC.
Tennessee Tech Preview
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles were 16-17 (11-7) last year, which was second best in the OVC behind Morehead State. Tennessee Tech had a really tough November and December and they started their season with a 75-43 loss against this Tennessee team. The Golden Eagles won one game in the OVC Tournament against UT Martin, but they lost to Southeast Missouri by a score of 89-82 in overtime in the Championship Game. Tennessee Tech scored 73.7 points per game with 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, while allowing 73.4 points against per game last year. The top two leading scorers for the Golden Eagles are no longer there, but they do return Jayvis Harvey, who averaged 12 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game last year. Tennessee Tech shot 43.7% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 36.4% on three pointers last season.
The Tennessee Volunteers went 25-11 (11-7) last season and finished tied for fourth in the SEC standings. The Volunteers had a great season last year and will try to return to the second weekend of the Tournament. Tennessee defeated Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament, but lost to Missouri in their second game by a score of 79-71. The Volunteers also defeated Louisiana and Duke in the NCAA Tournament, but lost to FAU by a score of 62-55. Tennessee scored 70.8 points per game with 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, while allowing 57.9 points against per game last season. Santiago Vescovi was the leading scorer for Tennessee last season and he will return this year. Vescovi averaged 12.5 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game last season. Tennessee shot 43.7% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 32.9% on three pointers.
Tennessee Tech was one game away from making the NCAA Tournament last season, but they did lose a good amount of production from that team. Tennessee also lost some production, but they do return some very talented players. Tennessee played in a very intense exhibition game at Michigan State last week, so they should be ready to go for this one. I would like to see the Vols score on a more consistent basis, but I don’t think they will have any trouble in this game. Take Tennessee to win big.