Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech - 12/19/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (6-4) at Tennessee Volunteers (4-4)
College Basketball: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles face off on Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville in college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-4 this season and they are coming off of a tough road loss at N.C. State. Tennessee is averaging 66.6 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 16.6 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, Kevin Punter is averaging 10.9 points, and Detrick Mostella is averaging 7.2 points. Tennessee is 3-0 at home and they have played the fifth toughest schedule in the nation.
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 6-4 this season winning three of their last four games. Tennessee Tech is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 47.2 percent. Dwan Caldwell is averaging 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to lead the Golden Eagles. Charles Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 9.3 rebounds, Josiah Moore is averaging 9.4 points, and Torrance Rowe is averaging 9.2 points. Tennessee Tech is 1-4 on the road this season.
Tennessee is 9-2-1 against the spread against the Ohio Valley Conference, 20-8-1 against the spread in their last 29 home games, and 1-6-2 against the spread in their last nine games. Tennessee Tech is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games, and 1-12-1 against the spread against the SEC.
The Tennessee Tech defense will struggle big time here and looks for the Vols to roll.