The SEC Quarterfinals continue Friday afternoon with an intriguing battle between two top 25 teams. Tennessee got their tournament started with a win and the Vols will now face the Missouri Tigers who had a first-round bye. Below is our pick for the SEC Quarterfinal clash between Tennessee and Missouri.
Tennessee vs Missouri Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Tennessee -6|
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This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 10, 2023.
Why Bet on Tennessee:
✅ Tennessee is the third ranked team on barttorvick.com and have the second-best metrics in the SEC.
✅ The Vols are 10-9 in Q1 and Q2 games this season.
✅ Missouri does not rank out well in any metrics and are just 5-8 in Q1 games.
Tennessee Volunteers: Are They Back?
Tennessee got back to their winning ways with a comfortably 70-55 win over Ole Miss in the first round. The Vols have not looked like themselves since the middle of February, but a good run this week could go a long way toward their confidence.
The Tigers won the only regular season matchup between these two teams, but it was a close one-point contest. Missouri has taken advantage of a weak schedule and enter this game on a four-game winning streak.
Missouri Tigers: Are They Actually Good?
Missouri hosted the Ole Miss Rebels and earned a hard fought 82-77 victory. This was an entertaining game to watch as the Rebels put up a fight throughout and made the Tigers earn their home victory. The Tigers trailed with under three minutes to go, but grabbed the lead with 2:28 left and held on. Missouri led by as many as 11 points, trailed by six, and could not cover the -9.5-point spread.
Kobe Brown had 17 points, seven rebounds, and one assist in the game. Noah Carter added 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the win.
After 31 games, Missouri is scoring 80.1 points per game, shooting 47.7% from the field, and assisting on 16.4 made shots. The Tigers are allowing 74.8 points, grabbing 30.5 rebounds, blocking 2.8 shots, and stealing the ball 10.5 times.