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Tennessee vs St. Peter’s: Prepare to Bet on Offensive Onslaught

The Tennessee Volunteers will be among most March Madness expert picks to move on to the second round of the Midwest Regional on Thursday night when they meet the Saint Peter’s Peacocks in Charlotte.

The second-seeded Volunteers won the SEC regular-season title before losing in the league tournament quarterfinals 73-56 against Mississippi State. Tennessee dropped its last two games after winning seven in a row to seal the SEC crown.

Tennessee vs St. Peter's: Prepare to Bet on Offensive Onslaught
Tennessee vs St. Peter's: Prepare to Bet on Offensive Onslaught

The Volunteers are sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense and score almost 80 points per contest while 15th-seed Saint Peter’s is 334th in the country in scoring (65.3). The only previous meeting was in the 1984 NIT when Tennessee won 54-40.

The Peacocks, who shocked the world by reaching the Elite Eight in 2022, won eight of 10 games down the stretch after starting the season 11-11. Saint Peter’s shot 52.3% from the field and drained 6-of-13 from 3-point range to beat Fairfield in the MAAC title game.

Tennessee is +325 to win the Midwest Regional in Las Vegas odds

Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee Game Information

  • Game: Saint Peter’s (19-13) vs Tennessee (24-8)
  • Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Day/Time: Thursday, March 21, 9:20 p.m. ET
  • Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Tennessee is a 21 ½-point favorite in our college basketball lines as they take on the surging Peacocks on Thursday. Tennessee is 10-6 on the road or on neutral courts while Saint Peter’s is 11-8 in the same scenario. The over/under has been set at 129½ points and the teams average almost 145 combined.

 

Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee Spreads and Odds

 

  • Saint Peter’s is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at the sportsbook and 20-11 on the season.
  • Under bettors are 7-1 in the last eight Tennessee games, but just 15-16-1 in 2023-24.
  • The Peacocks have covered the spread in 18 of their last 26 contests.
  • The Volunteers have hit the first half moneyline in 22 of their last 33 outings.
  • Saint Peter’s sophomore forward Corey Washington scored 24 in the MAAC final and averages a team-best 16.5 along with 6.6 rebounds.
  • Tennessee guard Zakai Zeigler is averaging 17 points in the last five games – more than five above his season mark.
  • The over is 5-3 in the last eight Peacocks contests and 15-16 on the season.
  • The Volunteers are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee Over/Under Pick: Over 129½

The teams average 144.8 points combined, so it will come down to whether the shooters connect. If the Peacocks can get into the 60s, you should cash on your March Madness picks today.

 

 

Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee ATS Pick: Saint Peter’s +21½

The Volunteers are 2-3 in games in which they were favored by at least 21½ points this season. The Peacocks are playing their best basketball right now and that’s a lot of points. Take the points.

 

 

Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee Player Prop Pick: Dalton Knecht 24+ points (+114)

The AP first-team All-American should have a response to his 4-for-17 shooting effort against Mississippi State.

 

Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 78, Saint Peter’s 60

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team is likely to make the most 3-pointers in the Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee game?


Tennessee. The Volunteers have 279 this season and Saint Peter’s has only connected 188.

Will Tennessee’s Jonas Aidoo top his season average in rebounds against Saint Peter’s?


Yes. Aidoo has averaged 9.2 boards in the past six games and is at 7.7 for the season.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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