Samford Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The third-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (8-1) and their great offense host the Samford Bulldogs (10-2) and their tremendous defense. The game can be seen on SEC Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Samford Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Volunteers dismantled the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 86-41, while the Bulldogs were victorious over the North Alabama Lions 91-74.

The Bulldogs had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.664 vs. 0.431) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.0 vs. 25.5). Tennessee, on the other hand, dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.217 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.608. For those same stats, Lenoir-Rhyne was 0.090 and 0.261, respectively. Jordan Bone played well for Tennessee with 18 points and six rebounds. Samford, meanwhile, received a boost from Ruben Guerrero, who recorded 17 points and six rebounds.

Guerrero has been playing at a high level recently for Samford, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The game should be a matchup of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Tennessee takes on the stingy defense of Samford. Since the 2017-18 season, the Volunteers rank 26th in offensive efficiency, while the Bulldogs are 60th in defensive efficiency.

Samford Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Tennessee, ATS Winner – Samford, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Tennessee ranks 13th in rebounds per game (37.3) while Samford ranks 171st in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
  • The Volunteers rank ninth in blocks per game (4.8) while the Bulldogs rank 74th (2.7).
  • Samford averages 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 92nd in the country. Tennessee ranks 140th in steals allowed per game (5.9).
  • The Volunteers rank second in assists per game (16.8) while the Bulldogs rank 136th (15.6).
  • Tennessee ranks 163rd in three pointers attempted per game (20.7) while Samford ranks 234th (22.7).