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Colorado vs. Tennessee 12/8/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Colorado takes on Tennessee on 12/8/2020 at 6:00PM.

Colorado and Tennessee face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Colorado has a record of 2-0 this season. Tennessee is )-) this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Colorado Roster

The Players to Watch for Colorado

McKinley Wright IV 6-0 195 Guard

McKinley Wright IV has a 35.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

McKinley Wright IV this season has 0.25% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. McKinley Wright IV shot 0.429% from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.714% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

McKinley Wright IV has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Eli Parquet 6-3 192 Guard

Eli Parquet has a 13.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Eli Parquet attempted 0.7% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.571% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Eli Parquet shot 0.667% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

This season, when shots were missed, Eli Parquet is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Eli Parquet has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Maddox Daniels 6-6 200 Guard

Maddox Daniels has a 12.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Maddox Daniels this season has 0.647% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.273% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.5% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Maddox Daniels has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Maddox Daniels is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Evan Battey 6-8 264 Forward

Evan Battey has a 7.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Evan Battey attempted 0.154% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.364% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Evan Battey has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Evan Battey is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Dallas Walton 7-0 235 Forward

Dallas Walton has a 24.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Dallas Walton attempted 0.111% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Dallas Walton shot 0.75% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Dallas Walton has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The Tennessee Roster

The Players to Watch for Tennessee

E.J. Anosike 6-6 245.0 Forward

E.J. Anosike sported a 25.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. E.J. Anosike sported a 2.5 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

E.J. Anosike last season had 0.213% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. E.J. Anosike shot 0.25% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.547% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like E.J. Anosike opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but E.J. Anosike is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Yves Pons 6-6 215.0 Forward

Yves Pons sported a 15.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Yves Pons sported a 4.4 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Yves Pons attempted 0.321% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.349% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Yves Pons shot 0.555% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Yves Pons has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

John Fulkerson 6-9 212.0 Forward

John Fulkerson sported a 23.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. John Fulkerson had a 6.8 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

John Fulkerson last season had 0.008% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.5% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.613% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

John Fulkerson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Josiah-Jordan James 6-6 208.0 Guard

Josiah-Jordan James sported a 11.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Josiah-Jordan James had a 3.1 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Josiah-Jordan James last season had 0.429% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.367% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Josiah-Jordan James shot 0.371% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Josiah-Jordan James has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Josiah-Jordan James is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Santiago Vescovi 6-3 188.0 Guard

Santiago Vescovi sported a 11.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Santiago Vescovi had a 0.7 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Santiago Vescovi attempted 0.592% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Santiago Vescovi shot 0.36% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.391% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Santiago Vescovi was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Olivier Nkamhoua 6-8 224.0 Forward

Olivier Nkamhoua had a 13.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Olivier Nkamhoua had a -0.3 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Olivier Nkamhoua attempted 0.071% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.2% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.585% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Davonte Gaines 6-7 178.0 Guard

Davonte Gaines sported a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Davonte Gaines had a 5.0 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Davonte Gaines attempted 0.333% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.158% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Davonte Gaines shot 0.421% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Davonte Gaines has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Colorado vs. Tennessee Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Colorado 67 Tennessee 71

Spread Pick: Colorado +5.5 -105 BetOnline
Total Pick: Over 137 -108 5Dimes