Xavier Musketeers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/29/13
Tennessee Volunteers (3-2) at Xavier Musketeers (5-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -2 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Xavier Musketeers face off on Friday afternoon in the Battle 4 Atlantis college basketball tournament in the Bahamas.
The Tennessee Volunteers were no match for UTEP on Thursday falling to the Miners by eight points in their opening round game. The Volunteers trailed by eight at the half and were never able to close the gap. Jordan McRae leads the Vols as he is averaging 21.6 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 11.8 points and 9.4 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 8.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, and Antonio Barton is averaging 9.8 points. Tennessee is averaging 76.2 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents shoot 45.8 percent. Tennessee have been known as very slow starters to the season.
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The Xavier Musketeers led Iowa most of the way in their game on Thursday but they let it slip away and get taken to overtime where they eventually lost. XU had a few chances at the buzzer in OT but failed to convert on any of them. Semaj Christon leads the Musketeers averaging 16 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Matt Stainbrook is averaging 10.3 points and 8.7 rebounds, Justin Martin is averaging 9.4 points, and Myles Davis is averaging 8.5 points. Xavier is averaging 78.8 points per game and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Xavier beat Tennessee just a few weeks back by four points.
Tennessee is 12-5 against the spread following a loss, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Xavier is 6-0 against the spread following a loss, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games.
These teams play often and the scores are usually low which is good enough for me to give out the under with my free pick. I put my pick on who will cover the spread in the premium area as well as on the App.
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