Tennessee vs Saint Peter's Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/21

Tennessee vs Saint Peter's Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/21

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March Madness 2024: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Saint Peter's Peacocks Preview and Prediction

The excitement of March Madness 2024 persists as the Tennessee Volunteers (24-8) clash with the Saint Peter's Peacocks (19-13) in the Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Region 1st Round. Catch all the action live on TNT on March 21, 2024, at 6:20 PM, from Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.

 

Team Reviews

Tennessee Volunteers (24-8)

The Tennessee Volunteers had an impressive regular season, asserting their dominance in the SEC. With 24 victories, they have shown their capability to compete at a high level in one of the toughest conferences in college basketball.

Leading the charge for the Volunteers is standout player D. Knecht, who has been a scoring machine with an average of 21.1 points per game. Knecht's offensive prowess and leadership on the court have been instrumental in the team's success.

In their last five games, the Volunteers have demonstrated consistency despite a couple of losses. With victories against tough opponents like SC and AUB, they have shown resilience and are determined to make a deep run in the tournament.

 

Saint Peter's Peacocks (19-13)

The Saint Peter's Peacocks had a respectable season in the MAAC, showing flashes of potential along the way. While they faced challenges, their 19 victories highlight their ability to compete against conference opponents.

Key player C. Washington has been pivotal for the Peacocks, leading the team with an average of 16.5 points per game. Washington's scoring ability has been crucial for Saint Peter's, but they face a tough task against a formidable opponent in the Volunteers.

In their recent outings, the Peacocks have displayed competitiveness, securing wins against teams like FAIR and QUIN. However, facing a powerhouse like Tennessee in the tournament will require them to elevate their game to another level.

 

Prediction

As the March Madness 2024 continues, the matchup between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Saint Peter's Peacocks promises to be an intriguing contest.

Expect the Tennessee Volunteers to secure a convincing victory and cover the -21.5 points spread. Here's why:

The Volunteers possess a well-rounded team with a potent offense led by D. Knecht, who has been unstoppable throughout the season. With Knecht leading the scoring charge, supported by solid contributors like J. Aidoo, the Volunteers have the firepower to dominate the game.

Defensively, Tennessee has the capability to stifle Saint Peter's offense and force turnovers. Their defensive intensity and ability to control the boards will limit scoring opportunities for the Peacocks.

Considering Tennessee's dominance on both ends of the floor and Saint Peter's relatively modest performance against tougher competition, expect the Volunteers to assert their dominance early and secure a comfortable victory, covering the spread in what promises to be a lopsided matchup.

 

Pick: Tennessee Volunteers -21.5

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