Tennessee vs Missouri odds
Two teams heading in completely opposite directions meet in a SEC showdown Tuesday night, as Tennessee heads to Missouri to face the Tigers.
Tennessee State ranks third in the conference and has won eight of its last 10 games. The Vols recently lost to Arkansas just four days after beating Kentucky at home.
Missouri is the opposite of Rick Barnes’ team. The Tigers have lost eight out of ten bottom-feeding the Securities and Exchange Commission. They are going into consecutive losses for Mississippi.
Could Mizzou play a wing on his floor and take down the Vols? Or will Tennessee State continue its success en route to another NCAA Championship bid in 2022?
While Tennessee State doesn’t win beautifully, it is one of the most annoying teams in the NCAA.
This is a squad that has established itself as an elite defensive team, ranking fourth in adjusted efficiency and 11th in turnover, according to KenPom.
We’ve seen defensive strength play a role in a lot of the big wins, like Kentucky last week and Arizona to finish playing outside of conferences.
Zachai Ziegler took on the role of starting point guard and was fantastic for Rick Barnes in his freshman year. Ziggler shoots 40% behind the arc in multiplayer and ranks first in the SEC for stealing rate.
Tennessee has a top 40 offense by adjusted proficiency, but it shoots mediocre. The Vols enter Tuesday night with the worst two-point percentage in the SEC play.
Foles’ attack usually goes as Santiago Vescovi does. Vescovi, as the leading scorer, ranks fifth in TS% and third in 3-point shooting in multiplayer.
Kennedy Chandler also replaced himself as a solid choice in his freshman year. He leads the team in both assists (4.8) and steals (2.3) in every game.
Tennessee State ranks among the top 10 players in assist rate, and this ball movement has aided offensive success in wins. The Vols broke the 70-point mark in six straight wins.
The Missouri schedule has been very challenging this season, but it doesn’t make up for the shortcomings at both ends of the floor.
This is the worst-rated team for Konzo Martin since taking over as coach. The Tigers are the sixth worst 3-point shooting team across the country and sit outside the top 300 in offensive turnover (21.1).
However, they had success – at least on the offensive end – on their home ground. They scored 68.6 points per game on 44.5% of shots at Mizzou Arena.
On the road? Their output drops to 60.1 points on 40.5% of shooting.
When the Tigers are able to hit the offensive end, they come inside. Nearly 60% of all of their points come on two-point field goals, which are 18 in the state.
Kobe Brown is the star of the crime. He leads the team with points (12.4), rebounds (7.9) and steals (1.3) in every game. The 6-foot-8 junior is second in assists, too (2.5).
Like its attack, Missouri is better for an inside defense than 3. The Tigers allow opponents to shoot more than 35% from outside the arc, which is outside the top 250 in the state.
Tennessee vs Missouri bet pick
While Missouri plays better at home, this is by no means a favorable match for the Tigers.
Tennessee’s offensive success often comes from the three-ball and fighting-on-glass for second chance chances. These are two of the biggest struggles for this Mizzou defense.
The Vols should be able to score easily on Tuesday night, coming out of the loss as they scored just 48 points against Arkansas. Even with Auburn’s appearance on Saturday, I expect the Barnes team will be pissed off.
I don’t feel safe supporting such a large spread, but I think Missouri will also be ready to play at home.
The total opened at 127.5, and it actually jumped a few points. I think that’s pretty low overall in a game where I think Tennessee should get what they want on the offensive end.
Relive the finish at the Mizzou Arena in what should have been an easy win for the Vols representatives.
picking More than 129.5 (up to 131)
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