Missouri Tigers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14
Tennessee Volunteers (15-9) at Missouri Tigers (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday at Mizzou Arena in SEC college basketball.
The Missouri Tigers ended their three game losing streak by beating Arkansas by a point on Thursday. Missouri is 5-6 in the SEC and 11-2 at home this season. Jabari Brown is averaging 20.3 points per game to lead the Tigers in scoring. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19.2 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 6.0 points and 7.2 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Missouri is hoping to make a late season run and get back to the NCAA Tournament.
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The Tennessee Volunteers have lost two of their last three games and have fallen into fifth place in the SEC standings. Tennessee is 4-6 on the road this season and 6-5 in the SEC. Jordan McRae leads the Volunteers averaging 19.2 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 14.2 points and 10.2 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 10.6 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 9.2 points. Tennessee is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Tennessee is hoping to make their late season push but even that might not be enough to get them into the NCAA tournament this year.
Missouri is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 1-6-1 against the spread following a win. Tennessee is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games, 16-6 against the spread against the SEC, and 20-7 against the spread following a loss.
This is the time of year that Tennessee begins to crank it up and look for th eVOls to do that here taking down Missouri on the road.
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