The Tennessee Volunteers and Auburn Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Neville Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 71.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 56.7 points on 35.9 percent shooting. Santiago Vescovi is averaging 12.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Olivier Nkamhoua is averaging 10.7 points and 1.9 assists. Zakai Zeigler is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah-Jordan James is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 25.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game.
The Auburn Tigers are averaging 72.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Johni Broome is averaging 13.9 points and 1.4 assists, while Wendell Green Jr. is averaging 13.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jaylin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Flanigan is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Volunteers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Volunteers last 9 overall. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 Saturday games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I get this is a big game for the Auburn Tigers resume, the crowd will be out in full force and it's the last home game. Still, we're getting the better and more consistent team in Tennessee with a free point. The Tennessee Volunteers have proven themselves on the road, they can win multiple ways, and they're just playing the better ball. I'll take the road dog.