The undefeated No. 20 Tennessee Volunteers (3-0) try to continue their impressive start when they meet the winless Alabama State Hornets (0-3) at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Tennessee Volunteers ATS Preview
The Hornets were blown out by the Houston Cougars in their last matchup, 84-56. Tobi Ewuosho put together a solid performance for Alabama State, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Houston had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.4 vs. 11.1). Alabama State, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.306 vs. 0.141).
The last time the Volunteers played, they topped the No. 20 Washington Huskies, 75-62. With 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting, Jordan Bowden was the game’s high scorer. Tennessee dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.358 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.528. Washington was 0.077 and 0.438, respectively, for those same stats.
The high-powered offense of Tennessee will clash against the bottom-tier defense of Alabama State. Dating back to last season, the Volunteers rank fifth in offensive efficiency, while the Hornets are 257th in defensive efficiency. The Volunteers should have the advantage on that side of the ball.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Tennessee Volunteers Free Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Tennessee, ATS Winner – Alabama State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Alabama State ranks 81st in three pointers allowed per game (20.6) while Tennessee ranks 247th (23.9).