Free College Basketball Picks Today: Missouri Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/10/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Missouri Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/10/23
Fri 10th March 2023

The Missouri Tigers (23-8, 11-7 SEC) take on the Tennessee Volunteers (23-9, 12-7 SEC) Friday at Bridgestone Arena in the Southeastern Conference Tourney quarterfinals. Tennessee defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 70-55 at Bridgestone Arena yesterday in the second round.

Josiah-Jordan James was the standout player with 20 points and seven rebounds. Missouri won their fourth in a row on Saturday at Mizzou Arena, beating the Ole Miss Rebels 82-77 in their regular season finale. Noah Carter had 17 points to lead the team.

Missouri won the only matchup against Tennessee this season 86-85 at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 11. Kobe Brown led the Tigers with 21 points, while Sean East II was a key contributor with 17 points. Tyreke Key had 23 points and six rebounds in the losing effort.

Santiago Vescovi (11.6 ppg), Olivier Nkamhoua (10.6), and Zakai Zeigler (10.0) are leading the Volunteers in scoring this season. Nkamhoua also has grabbed 4.9 rebounds per game, while Zeigler has dished 5.0 assists per game.

Brown and D’Moi Hodge have been the primary providers of the Tigers’ offense, averaging 15.4 and 14.3 points per game, respectively. Brown also has collected 6.0 rebounds per game. Nick Honor has recorded 2.9 assists per game.

The Volunteers are leaders in defensive efficiency in the NCAA, while the Tigers rank 19th in offensive efficiency. In the last 10 games, Tennessee is 5-5 with an average margin of +5.7 (68.1-62.4).

For the season, the Volunteers are averaging 71.8 points per game, compared to 57.4 for opponents. Missouri has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 73.8 points per game on average while allowing 73.7 (+0.1 margin). The Tigers are averaging 80.1 ppg for the full season while allowing 74.8.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Santiago Vescovi: 25.0 | 18.6 | +6.4
Zakai Zeigler: 9.6 | 17.6 | -8.0
Points per game:
Zakai Zeigler: 5.8 | 10.0 | -4.2
Assists per game:
Santiago Vescovi: 4.6 | 2.7 | +1.9
Zakai Zeigler: 3.2 | 5.0 | -1.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isiaih Mosley: 0.0 | 6.6 | -6.6
Points per game:
Noah Carter: 11.6 | 9.2 | +2.4
Rebounds per game:
D’Moi Hodge: 2.6 | 3.6 | -1.0
Assists per game:
Sean East II: 1.4 | 2.7 | -1.3

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Tennessee (-250)

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