Tennessee Volunteers (11-3) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-3)
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs 1/10/24 – In a highly anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball matchup, the Tennessee Volunteers, holding an 11-3 record, are set to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs, also at 11-3, on Wednesday. This showdown, a key focus for enthusiasts seeking NCAAB no-cost picks, is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET at Humphrey Coliseum and will be televised on SECN. Both teams enter the game with equal records, promising a competitive and intense battle on the court.
The Tennessee Volunteers, maintaining an unblemished record in their recent five encounters, have demonstrated commendable prowess, though their outcomes against the spread reveal a less consistent pattern. Their achievements in away games, specifically in terms of the spread, have exhibited only a moderate level of success, a factor that might influence the outcome in this forthcoming away fixture.
In contrast, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have sustained a robust performance, securing victories in four of their last five matches. Nonetheless, akin to the Volunteers, their results against the spread have shown fluctuations. Notably, their record in away contests when considering the spread appears somewhat more advantageous, potentially offering them a slight upper hand in the upcoming home game.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs 1/10/24 Game Info
|Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Dalton Knecht (Guard) vs. Tolu Smith (Forward)
Dalton Knecht has become an essential contributor for Tennessee Volunteers this season as a guard. Over his 14-game tenure he has averaged 27 minutes on court per game while scoring 15.1 points per game on an impressive percentage of 45.3% field goal shooting accuracy. Furthermore, Knecht averaged 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while his shooting accuracy stood out with an overall field goal percentage of 45.3% and three-point shooting percentage of 36.1%; though scoring and versatility remain his strengths there remains room for growth with regards to his turnover rate being an area for improvement as
Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Tolu Smith has made an immediate impression with just two appearances this season. Smith averages 19.5 minutes per game, contributing an outstanding 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds on an 81.8% field goal success rate. Although not known for three-point shooting abilities, his prowess lies primarily within inside play and rebounding capabilities; similar to Knecht, Smith must strive to minimize turnovers.
Knecht and Smith will likely provide one of the highlights of this game. Knecht’s prowess in perimeter play and scoring will contrast sharply with Smith’s dominance and efficiency inside. Their respective performances should have a lasting effect on how the game develops and unfolds.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds and point spread for this game are yet to be determined. Given the equal records and recent forms of both teams, this matchup presents a challenging prediction scenario.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Volunteers have enjoyed impressive recent form, with a perfect record in their last five games – but their performance against the spread (ATS) is mixed – 2-3 in both overall and road games over that timeframe. Bettors should exercise caution as a failure to cover spread in close games could indicate weak coverage going forward.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
Mississippi State’s 4–1 record over their last five games is remarkable; however, similar to Tennessee they only managed a 2-3 ATS record over that same span. Their slightly superior road ATS record (3-2) could prove beneficial as this game takes place at their home court.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs 1/10/24 Betting Picks
Statistics and trends reveal a closely contested contest: Tennessee holds an edge thanks to Knecht and their winning streak, but Mississippi State cannot be discounted as their home advantage and Smith are unquestionable advantages.
In terms of betting picks, Tennessee might be the safer bet for a straight win, but Mississippi State could cover the spread, especially at home. The over/under will depend on the line, but considering both teams’ scoring capabilities, the over might be a good option. These picks should be aligned with the Handicapper’s favorite picks for a comprehensive betting strategy.
Free Pick and Prediction: Tennessee Volunteers 76, Mississippi State Bulldogs 72