Wisconsin vs. Tennessee - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (1-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -13 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Monday in Maui in the Maui Jim’s Invitational college basketball tournament.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-1 this season and are ranked number 11 in the nation. Wisconsin is averaging 71.7 points per game and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor including 31 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 59 points per game and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Bronson Koenig leads the Badgers averaging 15.7 points and 27.7 minutes per game. Nigel Hayes is averaging 11 points for Wisconsin, Ethan Happ is averaging 7.7 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Vitto Brown is averaging 6.3 points. Wisconsin has looked good against the lighter competition but they were soundly beaten at Creighton in the one big test.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-1 this season bouncing back from an opening upset loss to Chattanooga with a win over Appalachian State. Tennessee is averaging 86 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the floor and 25.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 88 points and their opponents are shooting 46.3 percent. Jordan Bone is leading the Vols averaging 14 points and 24.5 minutes per game. Lamonte Turner and Robert Hubbs III are each averaging 13.5 points per game for Tennessee and Grant Williams is averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Tennessee has been known as slow starters and it looks like this season is no different.
Wisconsin is 7-3-1 against the spread against the SEC, 2-5 against the spread in neutral site games, and 11-4 against the spread following a win. Tennessee is 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 games, 1-3-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-8-1 against the spread following a win.
Tennessee has a history of showing up for the big games and when it is least expected and this looks to be that kind of spot so I am taking the Vols and the points.