Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Prediction


The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-0) square off against the seventh-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (6-1) at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The game starts at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers ATS Odds

Both teams dismantled their last opponent. The Volunteers defeated the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 86-41, while the Bulldogs beat the Idaho State Bengals 120-79.

Gonzaga dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.429 and a turnover percentage of 7.5. Idaho State was 0.129 and 16.5, respectively, for those same stats. Tennessee, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect 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 recorded marks of 0.090 and 0.261, respectively. Jordan Bone played well for Tennessee, contributing 18 points and six rebounds. Gonzaga, meanwhile, was led by Rui Hachimura, who put up 33 points.

Tennessee figures to have an advantage on the offensive glass in this contest. The Volunteers rank 64th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.0 percent), while Gonzaga ranks 196th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.6 percent) since last season. Also, the Bulldogs’ top-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 121.4) will clash against the Volunteers’ 50th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 96.6).

Gonzaga vs. Tennessee ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Tennessee, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Tennessee ranks 94th in three pointers allowed per game (20.9) while Gonzaga ranks 231st (21.6).
  • The Bulldogs average 16.2 assists per game, which ranks first in the NCAA. The Volunteers rank 29th in assists allowed per game (10.8).
  • Gonzaga averages 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 94th in the NCAA. Tennessee ranks 103rd in steals allowed per game (5.9).
  • The Bulldogs average 40.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in the nation. The Volunteers rank 125th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3).
  • Gonzaga ranks 10th in blocks per game (4.0) while Tennessee ranks 71st in blocks allowed per game (2.9).