Tennessee vs Austin Peay Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The Tennessee Volunteers (9-2) aim to extend a six-game home winning stretch when hosting the Austin Peay Governors (6-6) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET.

The Volunteers square off with the Governors in a game that Tennessee is currently a gigantic favorite by 28 points. The matchup’s over/under is 127.5.

Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Odds

Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Austin Peay

The spread for this matchup is set at 28 points, with sportsbooks listing Tennessee as the favorite.

Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Tennessee has odds to pick up the win, while Austin Peay is listed at to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 127.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Betting Trends

Tennessee is 6-5-0 against the spread this season. Tennessee’s games this year have gone over the total in three out of nine opportunities (33.3%).

In Austin Peay’s nine games this season, it has six wins against the spread. Austin Peay’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under five times in nine opportunities (55.6%).

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Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Key Players to Watch

Tennessee

Zakai Zeigler paces his team in points per contest (11.1), and also posts 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists. At the other end, he averages 2.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Julian Phillips registers a team-best 5.6 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s posting 10.7 points and 1.9 assists, shooting 33.3% from the floor. Olivier Nkamhoua puts up 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.5 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.

Austin Peay

Elijah Hutchins-Everett is the Governors’ top rebounder (7.2 per game), and he puts up 13.8 points and 1.5 assists. Sean Durugordon is posting 12.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, making 40.2% of his shots from the field and 30.0% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per contest. Cameron Copeland is posting 9.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 40.7% of his shots from the floor and 33.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per game. Carlos Paez is posting a team-best 3.3 assists per game. And he is delivering 8.3 points and 2.2 rebounds, making 45.2% of his shots from the field and 44.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers

The Volunteers are scoring 73.6 points per game this season (158th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived defensively, giving up only 53.5 points per contest (fifth-best). Tennessee is allowing 30.3 rebounds per game this season (143rd-ranked in college basketball), but it has shined by grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game (19th-best).

Tennessee ranks 103rd in college basketball with 8.3 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 266th with a 32.2% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Volunteers have been thriving when it comes to defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking second-best in college basketball in treys allowed per game (4.5) and best in three-point percentage allowed (20.2%).

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What you need to know about the Austin Peay Governors

At 70.6 points scored per game and 67.7 points conceded, the Governors are 219th in the nation on offense and 156th defensively. On the glass, Austin Peay is 254th in college basketball in rebounds (31.2 per game). It is 97th in rebounds conceded (29.5 per game).

At home, the Governors average 82.0 points per game. On the road, they score 54.0. Austin Peay makes 7.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 190th and 168th, respectively, in college basketball. The Governors are 38th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (5.6 per game) and 85th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.5%).

Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Tennessee, and we predict that Austin Peay will cover the spread (Tennessee -28). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127.5 points.

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How to bet Tennessee vs. Austin Peay

You can bet on Tennessee vs. Austin Peay at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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