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Tennessee vs. Missouri - 2/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Missouri at Tennessee
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, Tennessee
The Line
Tennessee Volunteers -17.5 O/U: 143
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Missouri at Tennessee
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The Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers will meet up on the college basketball court Tuesday.

Missouri enters this one at 11-9 on the season. Following a three-game losing streak against Arkansas, LSU and Auburn, the Tigers got a victory in their last outing Saturday versus Vanderbilt.

In the win over the Commodores, Missouri’s top scorer was Jeremiah Tilmon with 19 points, eight rebounds and one assist. Jordan Geist added 15 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Tigers in that one, and Kevin Puryear had 10 rebounds.

Over on the Tennessee side, they’re 20-1 this season. The Vols’ lone loss was way back on November 23 versus Kansas, and since then they’ve won every game—most recently over Texas A&M Saturday.

In the win over the Aggies, Tennessee’s lead scorer was Grant Williams, doubling up on 22 points and 10 rebounds with four assists. Jordan Bone posted a double-double for the Volunteers in that one as well with 18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.

The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and 2-7 ATS in their last nine versus the SEC. Missouri is 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and the under is 11-4 in their last 15 Tuesday games.

Meanwhile, the Volunteers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in the last five Tuesday games. Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight versus the SEC.

Missouri’s been a pretty hit-and-miss team lately, which makes sense because that’s how they’ve spent most of the year—fairly unpredictable. The Tigers kept up with LSU in an 86-80 defeat, but then were destroyed by Auburn 92-58 the very next game.

Considering the Tigers haven’t necessarily been great on the road in their last handful of outings, and the fact that Tennessee is Tennessee, I don’t hate the thick line here. I’m sticking with the Vols at home.

Pick:
Tennessee Volunteers -17.5

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