Tennessee vs. Saint Peter’s: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 21, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The Tennessee Volunteers (24-8) will face the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (19-13) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday at 9:20 PM ET at Spectrum Center. Dalton Knecht and Latrell Reid are the players to watch for the Volunteers and Peacocks, respectively. Tennessee is a colossal 22-point favorite against Saint Peter’s when the Volunteers square off with the Peacocks on Thursday. The matchup has an over/under of 131.

Tennessee vs. Saint Peter’s Betting Lines

Tennessee vs Saint Peter’s Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Tennessee -22 131 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Saint Peter’s (+22)
Total Pick Over (131)

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Tennessee vs. Saint Peter’s Stat Rankings

Tennessee Avg. (Rank) Saint Peter’s Avg. (Rank)
79.5 (47th) Points Scored 65.3 (343rd)
67.9 (63rd) Points Allowed 63.4 (10th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.9 (44th) Off. Rebounds 11.4 (27th)
8.7 (57th) 3pt Made 5.9 (315th)
16.8 (19th) Assists 10.8 (333rd)
10.0 (70th) Turnovers 11.5 (215th)

Tennessee vs. Saint Peter’s Betting Trends

  • The Volunteers have 16 wins in 32 games against the spread this season.
  • Tennessee has two wins ATS (2-3) as a 22-point favorite or greater this season.
  • This season, 16 of the Volunteers’ 32 games have hit the over.
  • A total of 24 times so far this season, Tennessee and its opponent have combined to score more than 131 points.
  • The average total for Volunteers games this season has been 147.3, which is 16.3 points higher than the total for this game.
  • Saint Peter’s has 15 wins in 22 games against the spread this season.
  • Tennessee has played 32 games this year, and 16 of them have gone over the total.
  • So far this year, eight Peacocks games have featured over 131 points scored.
  • The over/under for this game is 2.2 points higher than the average scoring total for Saint Peter’s games (128.8).

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Tennessee Impact Players

  • Knecht is tops on his squad in points per game (21.1), and also puts up 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
  • Jonas Aidoo is tops on his team in rebounds per contest (7.7), and also posts 11.9 points and 0.9 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.7 steals and 1.9 blocked shots.
  • Zakai Zeigler is tops on his squad in assists per game (5.8), and also registers 11.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Josiah-Jordan James averages 8.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Santiago Vescovi puts up 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

Saint Peter’s Impact Players

  • Reid is putting up a team-leading 4.6 assists per game. And he is delivering 11.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, making 36.5% of his shots from the floor.
  • Corey Washington is the Peacocks’ top scorer (16.5 points per game) and rebounder (6.6), and posts 0.5 assists.
  • Mouhamed Sow gets the Peacocks 5.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also averages 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.
  • Roy Clarke gets the Peacocks 7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • The Peacocks receive 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Armoni Zeigler.

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