Joe D's NCAAB ESPN Missouri/Tennessee Winner
Missouri vs. Tennessee,
03/09/2013 16:00 EDT,
Score: 62 - 64
Point Spread: +1½/-110 Tennessee
Today's winner is Tennessee over Missouri. This is my ESPN Winner.
The Vols won and covered 7 of their L8, including all 3 home games. UT has a shot at a top-4 spot and even a guaranteed placement in the SEC quarters. Tennessee's offense has posted 80 or more points in 4 of their L6 outings. Jordan McRae has lit up opponents for 25.8 PPG and 6.2 RPG over the L6 games. Stokes (13.1 PPG) leads the league with 10.6 RPG. The pair are combining for 28.6 PPG and 13.4 RPG. Golden, Richardson, and Hall are solid, both in the paint and on defense. Missouri can rebound, however they rank 154th in 3-point shooting on offense and 152nd defending the arc. The Tigers FT% has been steadily declining and it has killed them late in the game when facing physical teams like the Volunteers. They certainly aren't the same team when they travel from home, with their only SEC road wins coming over the lowly Mississippi State and South Carolina teams. The Tigers are 3-8 ATS their L11 games played vs. teams with a winning record and 1-6 ATS their L7 games played following an ATS win. The Vols are 5-0 ATS their L5 games played against teams with a winning record and 7-1 ATS their L8 games played against the SEC. Take Tennessee. Thank you.