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Buccaneers face Tennessee Volunteers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

East Tennessee State BuccaneersTennessee Volunteers
Dec 23, 7:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thompson-Boling Arena Friday as host Tennessee looks to handle the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in NCAAB action.

This season, the Volunteers are 4-6 overall and 5-4 ATS ATS, while the Buccaneers are 5-5 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tennessee boasts a 4-4-1 on the OU, and East Tennessee State is 0-0.

View East Tennessee State vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 173-rated Volunteers and the No. 189-ranked Buccaneers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-75 result in favor of the Volunteers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 43-ranked offense, averaging 77.1 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 182 at 67 PPG. The Volunteers field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Buccaneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Tennessee State owns the country's No. 150-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.

East Tennessee State was an 83-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against Milligan. East Tennessee State cruised to victory on Monday, running Milligan out of the gym and running up an 83-43 score at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 72-68 winner at home against UNC Asheville. The Volunteers grabbed a 72-68 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Cameron Tatum at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing The Citadel are 0-1
After playing UNC Asheville are 6-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Buccaneers at Volunteers trends to consider:
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Tennessee State
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against East Tennessee State
Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
East Tennessee State at Clemson, Sunday, January 1
Tennessee home to The Citadel, Thursday, December 29