Tennessee vs Saint Joseph's College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/21/20

Tennessee vs Saint Joseph's College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/21/20 Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Saint Joseph's Hawks (0-4) at Tennessee Volunteers (4-0)

College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)

The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -23 -- Over/Under: 147 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Saint Joseph's Hawks and Tennessee Volunteers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks need a win after a slow 0-4 start. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 77 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 89.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Ryan Daly is averaging 18.3 points and six rebounds while Taylor Funk is averaging 16.5 points and one assist. Jack Forrest is the third double-digit scorer and Dahmir Bishop is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. 

The Tennessee Volunteers look for another win to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 75.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 47.5 points on 32.9 percent shooting. John Fulkerson is averaging 12.8 points and one assist while Jaden Springer is averaging 12.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Victor Bailey Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah-Jordan James is grabbing six rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 25.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.

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The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Volunteers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 8-0 in Hawks last 8 overall. The under is 5-2 in Volunteers last 7 home games.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks haven't had the easiest schedule in the world, but they've struggled defensively and haven't had much success against the number. The Tennessee Volunteers are one of the best defensive teams in the country and have covered each of their last four games. While it's a small sample size, there's no reason for me to step in front of the Vols. I'll eat the chalk with the home team here.

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Randy’s Pick Tennessee Volunteers -23

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