Auburn Tigers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Preview

02 / 28 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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You do not want to miss an exciting SEC battle as the 11th-ranked Auburn Tigers (21-6) take on the fourth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM ET. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook is offering the Volunteers as moderate favorites with a point spread at -6.0 (-117).

When: February 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET

Where: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee

Watch: ESPN2

Auburn Tigers Preview

The Tigers are 3-2 in their last five games, with a recent win giving them solid momentum here. Their most recent success was a 97-76 performance over the Georgia Bulldogs. Chad Baker-Mazara led them with 25 points and excellent shooting from the field.

Johni Broome currently leads them with 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds each game. A strong start to this game will be key to their efficiency later in the game.

The Tigers maintain a scoring average of 82.7 points per game, securing the 19th spot nationally. They exhibit impressive ball movement, tallying 17.6 assists per game and creating strong scoring opportunities. Their overall offensive efficiency is noteworthy, ranking 16th with a rating of 117.1.

On the defensive front, they are positioned 58th nationally, allowing opponents to score 67.3 points per game. This highlights a substantial margin of error compared to their offensive performance. With 5.9 blocks and 7.4 steals, they present challenges for the Vols, as their defensive efficiency holds the 15th rank with a rating of 95.3.

Tennessee Volunteers Preview

The Volunteers aim to extend their four-game win streak in this battle. Their previous success was an 86-52 blowout over the Texas A&M Aggies, where Dalton Knecht led with 24 points.

Dalton Knecht commands the team’s offense, scoring an average of 20.1 points per game and claiming the 26th spot nationally. He demonstrates a 47.7 percent success rate on shots and an impressive 76.0 percent accuracy from the foul line.

The Vols maintain an average score of 80.3 points per game, placing them 40th nationally. Their offense emphasizes exceptional ball movement, producing 17.3 assists per game and increasing the likelihood of high-quality shots. They hold the 37th position in offensive efficiency with a rating of 113.8.

Defensively, they restrict opponents to 66.6 points per game, earning them the 43rd spot nationally. With 4.8 blocks and 8.1 steals per game, their defensive efficiency is evident, boasting a rating of 94.3 and an 11th national ranking. In comparison to their offense, they possess a substantial margin of safety to secure victories in each game.

Betting Odds

In this SEC confrontation, ZenSports’ Tennessee sportsbook provides advantageous odds for Tennessee sports fans. Market analysis suggests a strong performance by the Tennessee Volunteers, giving them a 67.1 percent chance of winning on their home turf.

Auburn Tigers: +210

Spread: +6.0 (-109)

Tennessee Volunteers: -280

Spread: -6.0 (-117)

Total Points: Over 152.0 (-111), Under 152.0 (-114)

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