Free College Basketball Picks Today: Tennessee Volunteers vs Arkansas Razorbacks 2/28/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Tennessee Volunteers vs Arkansas Razorbacks 2/28/23
Tue 28th February 2023

The Arkansas Razorbacks (19-10, 8-8 SEC) head to face the No. 12 Tennessee Volunteers (21-8, 10-6 SEC) Tuesday in what is likely to be a low-scoring game. Arkansas was narrowly defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide 86-83 at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. Nick Smith Jr.

had a standout performance in the loss with 24 points and six rebounds. The Razorbacks remain eighth in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee won in dominating fashion on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena, beating the South Carolina Gamecocks 85-45.

Josiah-Jordan James led the team in scoring with 18 points. With 13 points and 11 assists, Zakai Zeigler also produced a strong performance. The Volunteers remain fourth in the Southeastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the only time this season. Arkansas and Tennessee split their matchups last season, winning one game apiece. The Volunteers won the last meeting 78-74 at Thompson-Boling Arena in March 2022. Santiago Vescovi led the Volunteers with 15 points. JD Notae had 20 points in the loss.

Ricky Council IV is averaging 16.8 points per game to lead the Razorbacks in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Makhi Mitchell is grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game, and Anthony Black is dishing 4.3 assists. Vescovi (11.1 ppg), Zeigler (11.0), and Olivier Nkamhoua (10.6) have been the primary providers of the Volunteers’ offense.

Nkamhoua also has collected 5.0 rebounds per game, while Zeigler has doled out 5.5 assists per game. The Volunteers and the Razorbacks rank as two of the strongest defenses in the country, first and 27th in defensive efficiency, respectively.

Arkansas is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +8.1 (74.2-66.1). Tennessee has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 67.2 points per game on average while allowing 61.2 (+6.0 margin). The Volunteers are averaging 71.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 56.7.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Graham: 12.0 | 7.9 | +4.1
Trevon Brazile: 0.0 | 6.3 | -6.3
Assists per game:
Davonte Davis: 1.8 | 2.7 | -0.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Julian Phillips: 1.2 | 13.3 | -12.1
Points per game:
Julian Phillips: 0.8 | 7.8 | -7.0
Rebounds per game:
Jonas Aidoo: 6.4 | 5.0 | +1.4
Julian Phillips: 0.4 | 4.2 | -3.8
Assists per game:
Zakai Zeigler: 7.2 | 5.5 | +1.7

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Tennessee -5.5 (-115)

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