Butler vs. Tennessee - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (4-3) at Butler Bulldogs (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and Butler Bulldogs meet Saturday afternoon at the Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Tennessee Volunteers hope their first road victory to bounce back from a shaky start. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 79.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Kevin Punter is averaging 22.3 points and 3.4 assists while Armani Moore is averaging 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. Devon Baulkman is dishing 2.3 assists and Robert Hubbs III is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. Tennessee is allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep but has allowed 80 or more points in two of its last three games. The Tennessee Volunteers have split their last 10 road games.
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The Butler Bulldogs look for another solid victory to improve on their 7-1 start to the year. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 91.4 points on 52 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Kellen Dunham is averaging 20 points and 1.5 assists while Kelan Martin is averaging 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Andrew Chrabascz is dishing 2.5 assists and Roosevelt Jones is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. Butler has scored 78 or more points in four straight games and is allowing teams to shoot just 30.3 percent from deep. The Butler Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Volunteers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-11-3 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern.
Tennessee has the athletes to compete, but Butler is far more consistent, better coached and has a big advantage offensively. The Vols will have trouble keeping up in this game. Give me the Buter Bulldogs in a blowout.