Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida A&M Rattlers - 12/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Florida A&M Rattlers at Tennessee Volunteers

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Thompson-Boling Arena)

Tennessee Volunteers -30.0 . Total 129.0

TV: SECN

The Florida A&M Rattlers are on the road for a clash with the 21st ranked Tennessee Volunteers.  The Rattlers are (0-6), coming off a 76-58 loss to Kansas State.  The Volunteers are (6-1), after winning 72-69 over 20th ranked VCU.  

In the Rattlers loss to Kansas State, Florida A&M was led in scoring by Evins Desir.  Desir knocked down 9 of his 16 attempts from the floor, registering 18 points and 8 rebounds.  The Rattlers shot 44% from the floor and 9% from deep.  The Rattlers were held to just 3 points from deep, while giving up 27 from 3-point range to Kansas State.  Florida A&M saw their largest deficit at 27 points.  The Rattlers forced 20 turnovers in the loss. 

In the Volunteers win over VCU, Tennessee was guided throughout the game by John Fulkerson.  Fulkerson made 7 of his 10 attempts from the floor, while making 3 of 4 from the line, totaling 17 points and 7 rebounds.  The Volunteers made 48% from the floor and 33% from distance.  Tennessee out worked VCU on the boards, out rebounding the Rams, 37 to 28.  Tennessee led by as many as 13 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Rattlers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.

Rattlers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs a team with a winning % above .600.

The under is 7-2 in Rattlers last 9 road games.

Volunteers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.

Volunteers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs a team with a losing SU record.

The over is 7-2-1 in Volunteers last 10 home games.

When the Rattlers have played against solid programs, Florida A&M has been blown out.  The Rattlers have a 36 point loss to Seton Hall, 29 point loss to USC,  and an 18 point loss to Kansas State.  The Volunteers are a lot better offensively then Kansas State and could be compared in a way to Seton Hall.  This spread is large, but Florida A&M is winless and have seen the favorite cover in situations like this in the past.  Final score prediction, Tennessee will win and cover, 78-45.    

Chris’s Pick TENN -30.0

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