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Tennessee vs Saint Peter’s Basketball Picks 3-21-24

Saint Peter's Peacocks (19-13) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (24-8)
March 21, 2024 9:20 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -19; Over/Under: +129
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and the Tennessee Volunteers meet Thursday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament First Round at the Spectrum Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Saint Peter’s vs. Tennessee Prediction.

Saint Peter’s Team Preview

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks come into the NCAA tournament repping the MAAC as the tournament champion, finishing the year 19-13 overall. Corey Washington leads the Peacocks in scoring and rebounding with 16.3 PPG along with 6.4 RPG while Latrell Reid has 11.3 PPG with 4.5 RPG and a team-high 4.6 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Saint Peter’s while leading the Peacocks in assists this season. Michael Houge has 8.5 PPG with 5.7 RPG as well this season. As a team, Saint Peter’s is averaging 65.4 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field, 32.6% from three and 71.7% from the foul line this season.

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Tennessee Team Preview

The Tennessee Volunteers come into the NCAA tournament on behalf of the SEC, finishing the year 24-8 overall. Dalton Knecht leads the Volunteers in scoring with 21.1 PPG and 4.7 RPG while Jonas Aidoo has 11.9 PPG with a team-high 7.7 RPG to lead the Vols on the glass up to this point in the year. Zakai Zeigler has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 5.8 APG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Tennessee as the Vols’ leading assist man. Josiah-Jordan James also has 8.4 PPG and 6.5 RPG as well this season. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 79.5 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 74.9% from the foul line this season.

Saint Peter’s vs. Tennessee Prediction

I’m looking at the under here. I think this line was right on at 19 when it first opened, but now I think it’s gone too far for Tennessee but I’m also not comfortable taking a shot on Saint Peter’s here as I could see something like 75-53 or 73-54, so I’m going to side with the under here. I don’t envision Saint Peter’s breaking 60 and I also don’t envision Tennessee running it up here. I’ll take the under but there are much better options on Thursday’s card.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: UNDER 129

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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