Tennessee traveled to Austin, Texas to join the battle against the Longhorns in a defensive battle on Saturday night.
This will mark the return of former Longhorn coach Rick Barnes, who is now the head at Tennessee. Both of these teams are the top 15 clubs in the KenPom database and this can help with their NCAA Tournament resume validation.
Here are the odds for this one from WynnBET Sportsbook:
Total: 126.5 (Over -110/Under) -110)
These are two of the country’s most elite defensive forces, both very good at generating revenue. However, both offenses failed them, especially from the box. Both teams are in the bottom half of the country coming from the land of three points, however, the Vols are more reliant on long balls.
36% of visitor scores came from outside the arc, the 55th most in the country, but Texas did a great job of crossing the three-point line, and as we mentioned above, Tennessee struggled to shoot them. . Meanwhile, Texas enjoys playing from the inside and won for charity, where they shoot 77% as a team, placing 24th in the nation.
I believe this game will be played at a fast pace with a Texas sub-10 tempo ratio, according to KenPom. Freshman head coach Chris Beard has been using a ‘no-center’ defense since his Texas Tech days and let the noisy Longhorns defense on that side of the ball. I don’t believe Tennessee can perform in the first half for a road win because they’re so reliant on their outer shot ability, not what it means to win on the road.
In front of a home audience, I believe Texas will continue on a positive trajectory toward becoming a Final Four threat. I played Texas on the money line with Arkansas making small odds + money as the point would be unlikely for either side.
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