Tennessee vs Missouri Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 SEC Tournament (Volunteers Outlast Tigers)

Tennessee vs Missouri Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 SEC Tournament (Volunteers Outlast Tigers)


Tennessee vs Missouri Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball SEC Tournament Game
  • No. 17 Tennessee (23-9, 11-7 SEC) vs. No. 25 Missouri (23-8, 11-7 SEC)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Bridgestone Arena -- Nashville, Tennessee
  • Coverage: ESPN

The No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers are set to go head-to-head with the No. 25 Missouri Tigers in an SEC Tournament quarterfinal matchup on Friday, March 10.

Tennessee advanced to this stage less than 24 hours ago, picking up a lopsided 70-55 win over Ole Miss. On the other side, Missouri should feel rejuvenated after having not been in action since March 4. It'll be interesting to see if the Tigers can continue their momentum after ending the regular season on a four-game winning streak.

Can Tennessee notch its second win in as many days? Or will Ole Miss send the Volunteers packing with a strong effort?

Tennessee vs Missouri Odds & Spread

Tennessee enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 138.5 points with the over favored at -115 odds.

Tennessee vs Missouri Betting Trends

  • Tennessee has 17 wins in 32 games against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 6.5-point favorites or more, the Volunteers are 12-9.
  • This year, 13 of Tennessee's 32 games have hit the over.
  • Missouri is 15-14-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Tigers' ATS record as 6.5-point underdogs or greater is 3-2.
  • Missouri has seen 15 of its 29 games hit the over.
Tennessee Rank Tennessee AVG Missouri AVG Missouri Rank
181st 71.8 Points Scored 80.1 21st
3rd 57.4 Points Allowed 74.8 308th
11th 36 Rebounds 27.8 351st
6th 11.6 Off. Rebounds 8.2 210th
140th 7.7 3pt Made 9.4 23rd
9th 17 Assists 16.3 17th
119th 11.3 Turnovers 10.9 80th

Tennessee vs Missouri Prediction & Pick

Tennessee's elite defense was fully on display in its victory over Ole Miss. The Volunteers held the Rebels to just 55 points on 37.7% shooting from the floor while also winning the rebound battle 38-22. The Vols have now kept three of their last four opponents to 57 or fewer points.

Though Missouri has won four straight matchups, the only good team it beat over that stretch is Mississippi State. The Tigers won't have an easy time against the Volunteers — especially in the paint. Tennessee averages 38.7 rebounds (No. 16) compared to Missouri's 30.5 (No. 341) and dominated the rebounding battle 37-24 when these teams last met.

With last month's loss to Missouri also serving as motivation, expect Tennessee to get its win back today.

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee: 75 | Missouri: 68

Tennessee vs Missouri Best Bet

If there's another thing that Tennessee does well, it's ending a game on a high note. The Volunteers have the second-best second-half scoring defenses in the country, only allowing an average of 30.4 points after halftime. In fact, they average 7.4 more points than their opponents in the second frame (No. 3).

Missouri's average second-half margin is solid (plus-2.2, No. 83), but it doesn't compare to Tennessee's. After outscoring the Tigers by 11 points in the second half of their last meeting, expect the Volunteers to be the better post-halftime team again.

Bet: Second-Half Spread — Tennessee -2.5 (-110)

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