The site’s Basketball Power Index gives Arizona a 29.8% chance to win at Tennessee.Dec 21, 2021
What time does the Arizona vs Tennessee game start?
The No. 4 Arizona Wildcats (11-0) and No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers (8-2) will tangle in a Wednesday contest at 7 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Below, we look at the Arizona vs. Tennessee odds and lines and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
What should we expect from the Tennessee Titans vs Arizona Cardinals?
Tennessee Titans vs Arizona Cardinals prediction, game preview, and fantasy player to watch. The defense should start to work a whole lot better. The weapons are there for Kyler Murray to work with – he might have his best receiving corps yet in his young career – but it’s the other side that needed a boost, and it got one.
Is Tennessee basketball better than Arizona basketball?
Tennessee is currently 2nd in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency while Arizona is 8th. This ultimately looks like a toss-up, however, Arizona might have the slight edge. The Wildcats are much better offensively, shooting an effective field goal percentage of 56.1%.
Can Tennessee knock off Arizona in the Sweet 16?
A three-seed in Tennessee which should’ve been a No. 2. Four- and five-seeds in Illinois and Houston, respectively, that can knock off No. 1 Arizona in the Sweet 16.
Arizona vs Tennessee odds
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.
Arizona at Tennessee betting preview
Arizona: Kim Aiken Jr. F (Questionable), Tautvilas Tubelis F (Questionable).
Tennessee: No injuries reported.
Arizona vs Tennessee picks and predictions
Our predictions are compiled from the analysis of the spread and total and are indications of where we are leaning for this game.
Our best bet is the play that we like the most for this game, which we would actually put some of our bankroll behind.
Arizona at Tennessee odds, spread and lines
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Arizona has outshot foes by a near-20% margin inside the arc, but Tennessee presents decent depth in its front court — enough so to at least cut into that Wildcat leverage.
Arizona at Tennessee
1. Receiver’s delight
The Titans have had one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL since Ryan Tannehill replaced Marcus Mariota as starting quarterback in Week 6 of the 2019 season. With the addition of wide receiver Julio Jones, Tennessee’s offense can be more than efficient — it can be explosive.
While both teams have high expectations for 2021, the Titans have a chance to be one of the AFC’s most well-rounded teams — if the defense steps up. Sunday will be an early test for a unit under a lot of scrutiny. I’m taking the two-tone blue by a field goal in a Week 1 shootout.
Tennessee Titans vs Arizona Cardinals Broadcast
Date: Sunday, September 12
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
Why Tennessee Will Win
The Titans are still going to pound away. Until Arizona really does prove it can stop a ground attack – it had a rough time late in the year, highlighted by a hammering by San Francisco – Derrick Henry will start getting the ball right away.
Fantasy Football Player To Watch
WR Julio Jones, Tennessee
Just how much will he be a part of the gameplan out of the gate? He doesn’t have to be the No. 1 guy – and he won’t be next to AJ Brown – and he’s not the star of the show, but he’ll get his shot to grow into an elite No. 2 deep threat. He’ll get plenty of chances to take over the game.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers Predictions
The Wildcats remain one of the few unbeaten teams in the nation straight-up at 11-0. In the only game closing as underdogs, they beat Michigan by 18 points getting 3.5 points on the closing spread. Going on the road against a ranked team will be another tough test, but one Arizona should pass with a 12 th SU victory in as many games.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Conclusion
If Arizona has any aspirations of cracking the top five in the national rankings, it needs to come away with one last quality road win in its non-conference schedule. Tennessee knows that a victory on Wednesday night would be strong addition to its early season resume.
Arizona vs Tennessee Betting Outlook
When new coach Tommy Lloyd was hired from Gonzaga to lead the Arizona program is riled up the locals. I think it is safe to say that there is not much chatter now as they have gone through the first third of their schedule without a loss.
Arizona vs Tennessee Prediction
It is hard to win as an underdog in an SEC arena, but the Wildcats have so many advantages in this matchup, including confidence from a similar win at Illinois. That Illinois team had Kofi Cockburn to tangle with inside too, which Tennessee does not.
Rocky Top Talk: Arizona 93, Tennessee 79
Nick Carner writes: “I feel pretty comfortable giving the nod to Arizona here.”
Knoxville News Sentinel: Arizona 79, Tennessee 75
Mike Wilson writes: “Arizona is playing as well as any team in the nation. Tennessee had a long break. The Wildcats stay unbeaten and hand Tennessee its first home loss this season.”
Arizona Desert Swarm: Tennessee beating Arizona wouldn’t be surprising
Brian J Pedersen writes: “Considering how good Tennessee has been on defense—Lloyd said the Vols have ‘cut and paste’ what Baylor and Texas Tech (under Chris Beard) have done—I’m very interested to see if their scheme can at least slow Arizona down.
Fansided: Arizona 73, Tennessee 71
Cooper Watson writes: “Arizona would be the clear pick on a neutral court, but Tennessee is 11-6 at home against top 30 KenPom teams over the past five seasons. Thompson-Boling Arena is the fourth-largest arena in the country, seating 21,678 fans that will be ready to see their team in action after the ordeal with Memphis this past Saturday.
Bookmaker.eu: Go with Arizona at Tennessee
Rock Westfall writes: “For pure gambling value, it’s hard to beat a quality team playing on the road. There is no way Arizona would offer such value playing at home.”
What you need to know about Tennessee
Tennessee comes into this game after a frustrating weekend in Nashville. The Vols were scheduled to face Memphis at Bridgestone Arena, but the Tigers were forced to cancel the game just hours before tip due to COVID-19 protocols. Tennessee held an intrasquad scrimmage for the fans in attendance.
What you need to know about Arizona
Arizona has been one of the biggest surprises in college basketball this season. The Wildcats have raced out to an 11-0 start, picking up wins at Michigan and at Illinois. They now begin a four-game road stretch that includes contests at No. 5 UCLA and No. 8 USC .
How to make Tennessee vs. Arizona picks
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