Louisiana vs Tennessee March Madness Predictions 3/16

Louisiana vs Tennessee March Madness Predictions 3/16

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The NCAA Tournament is finally here, and the first-round matchup between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and the Tennessee Volunteers is sure to be a thrilling game. The game will take place on March 16, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, and will be broadcast live on ESPN. The KingPin.pro experts have analyzed both teams' stats and have provided their picks and parlays for the game.

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Offense: The Ragin' Cajuns have an impressive offense, averaging 78.0 points per game while outscoring their opponents by 8.2 points per game.

Shooting: Louisiana shoots 46.2% from the field, and Jordan Brown leads the team with an average of 19.4 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Defense: The Ragin' Cajuns' defense has also been solid, holding their opponents to an average of 68.1 points per game.

Rebounding: Louisiana is a strong rebounding team, averaging 35.2 rebounds per game. Jalen Dalcourt is a key player in this area, averaging 1.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Louisiana.

Tennessee Volunteers

Offense: Tennessee's offense is also impressive, averaging 71.8 points per game while outscoring their opponents by 13.8 points per game.

Shooting: The Volunteers shoot 43.7% from the field and are led by Santiago Vescovi, who averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game and scores 12.9 points per game.

Defense: Tennessee's defense is their biggest strength, holding their opponents to an average of just 58.0 points per game.

Rebounding: The Volunteers are third in the SEC in rebounding, averaging 35.9 rebounds per game. Olivier Nkamhoua leads the team with 5.0 boards per game.

Injuries

Both teams are relatively healthy heading into the game, with no major injuries reported.

Betting Trends

The Tennessee Volunteers are favored to win the game, with a point spread of -11. The over/under for the game is set at 136.5. The public betting data currently has 67% of bets on Tennessee to cover the spread.

Prediction

This game is a classic matchup between a strong offense and a strong defense. The Ragin' Cajuns will need to continue their scoring success to overcome the Volunteers' excellent defense. On the other hand, Tennessee will need to limit Louisiana's scoring opportunities and dominate the rebounding game. Ultimately, we believe that Tennessee's defense will prove to be too strong for Louisiana, and the Volunteers will win the game by a comfortable margin.

Pick: Tennessee -11

 

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