Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick ATS 3/5/22

by | Mar 5, 2022 | cbb

Arkansas Razorbacks (24-6 SU, 18-12-0 ATS) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (22-7 SU, 17-12-0 ATS)
When: Saturday March 05 2022, 12:00 PM PM (ET)
Where: Thompson-Boling Arena

Point Spread: Arkansas 6/Arkansas -6 (Bookmaker)
Total: 138
Money Line: Razorbacks 235/Tennessee -295

Key Injuries

Arkansas
Arkansas has no reported injuries at this time

Tennessee
Olivier Nkamhoua: Ankle (OUT)

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The Arkansas Razorbacks come into this matchup with an overall record of 24-6. On the season, the Razorbacks have performed well in their 17 conference games, posting a record of 13-4. This mark is good for 3rd in the SEC. In addition to taking care of business in the SEC, Arkansas has performed well on the road. Through 12 games, the Razorbacks are 7-5 away from home. Heading into this matchup, the Razorbacks are looking to stay hot as they try to add on to their current 5 game win streak.

The Tennessee Volunteers get set to host the Razorbacks with an overall record of 22-7. On the season, the Volunteers have performed well in their 17 conference games, posting a record of 13-4. This mark is good for 4th in the SEC. In addition to playing well in the SEC, Tennessee has been tough at home. Through 15 games, the Volunteers are 15-0 on their home court. Heading into this matchup, the Volunteers are also looking to stay hot, hoping to add to their current 3 game win streak.

For the season, the Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 77.4 points per game, good for a rank of 24th in the NCAA. When playing on the road, the Razorbacks’ scoring average drops to 75 points per game. On the other side, the Tennessee Volunteers are the 89th ranked scoring offense, averaging 73.5 points per game. So far, Tennessee is scoring an additional 6.0 points per game when playing at home. The Volunteers has also played better defense in their home arena, giving up 60.0 points per game, compared to their season average of 63.0

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Efficiency Outlook

Arkansas comes into this matchup as the more efficient scoring team. In these games, the Razorbacks have a record of 21-4 on an average scoring margin of +17.0. Even though Tennessee trails Arkansas on the offensive end of the court, they enter this game holding the edge on defense. So far, the Volunteers are 21-5 with an edge in defensive efficiency. In these games, they hold an average scoring margin of +12.0.

Don’t expect this game to be heavily dictated by three-point shooting, as both the Razorbacks and Volunteers are near the bottom of the NCAA in percentage of points from beyond the arc. So far, Tennessee has been more efficient on these shots, connecting on 34.6% compared to 30.9% for Arkansas.

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Razorbacks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
  • Razorbacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Volunteers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Volunteers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.

Joe’s Pick Against the Spread

The home team usually dominates in this matchup. I don’t foresee anything changing Saturday! Lay the points with the Tennessee Volunteers! Bet your Razorbacks/Vols pick and ALL your bets today for FREE by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook! It’s the best sportsbook bonus you’ll ever find on the web!