Arkansas vs. Tennessee SEC Tournament - 3/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (16-15) at Arkansas Razorbacks (24-7)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Friday in Nashville in the SEC college basketball tournament with the winner going to the semi-finals.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 24-7 this season and with their second place finish in the SEC they have had a bye in the conference tournament up until this point. Arkansas is averaging 79 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 10 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.3 points. Arkansas is 13-5 in the SEC and this is their first neutral site game this season.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-15 this season and they are coming off of a win over Vanderbilt that landed them in this game. Tennessee is averaging 63 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 15.8 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds, Kevin Punter is averaging 10.2 points, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 7.2 points. Tennessee is 2-3 in neutral site games and 8-11 in the SEC.
Arkansas is 1-5 against the spread against the SEC, 5-13 against the spread in their last 18 neutral site games, and 2-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Tennessee is 1-3-2 against the spread in their last six neutral site games, 0-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in 12 of the last 16 meetings of these two.
Tennessee looks liek it could be a magical run and even if it doesn't turn out that way, I like them with the points in Nashville.