Arkansas vs. Tennessee - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas vs. Tennessee - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Volunteers (15-12) at Arkansas Razorbacks (17-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Bud Walton Arena)

The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -5 -- Over/Under: 131.5

TV: SEC

The Tennessee Volunteers and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bud Walton Arena.

The Tennessee Volunteers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 66.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jordan Bowden is averaging 13.6 points and 2.7 assists while John Fulkerson is averaging 12.7 points and six rebounds. Lamonte Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Yves Pons is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have lost four of their last five road games.

The Arkansas Razorbacks need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 74 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Mason Jones is averaging 20.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 16.2 points and two assists. Jimmy Whitt Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Adrio Bailey is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 25.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have lost four of their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released. 

These teams met two weeks ago and the Tennessee Volunteers won by 21 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. The Arkansas Razorbacks are still 9-7 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 13.3 points and allow just 41.7 percent shooting from the field. The problem is Arkansas hasn't been the same team since that loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, losing eight of their last 11 games overall and losing their last five games by an average of six points and shooting just 40.6 percent from the field. We're getting free points with the team in better form. Give me the Vols.

Randy’s Pick Tennessee Volunteers +5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.