Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians LIVE score and goal updates plus team news as Bruno Fernandes arrives
Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians are looking to head into the winter break in style when they host Wolves in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians have won their last two matches in all competitions and are looking to make it three in a row when they host Nuno Espírito Santo’s side this afternoon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are unbeaten in 11 home games against Wolves in all competitions but have lost their last two league games without scoring – they’ve only ever lost three in a row without finding the net once before in the competition.
In terms of early team news, Bruno Fernandes is set to make his debut after completing a move from Sporting Lisbon this week but deadline day signing Odion Ighalo is yet to be registered to play.
Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians return to Premier League action on Saturday, when we welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford for the second time in less than a month.
Remarkably, it’s our fourth meeting of the season with the Midlands club, following August’s 1-1 draw in the league and two third-round FA Cup clashes in January, where the Reds eventually triumphed thanks to a 1-0 replay win.
The two teams are level on 34 points in the table – along with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur – though Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians are ahead in fifth by virtue of a healthier goal difference.
With fourth-placed Chelsea our next opponents, following the winter break, a win here would be a vital boost to our top-four hopes. You can keep up to date with how everything goes through our live match web blog on ManUtd.com and via the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.
Here’s all the essential info ahead of our first game of February…
The Aggies, meanwhile, come in with a 9-9 record having lost three of four games, including dropping their SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup as well to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Here is all the information you need for Tennessee basketballâ€™s Tuesday challenge.
Texas A&M is in its first year under head coach Buzz Williams, who arrived after taking the Virginia Tech Hokies to three straight NCAA Tournaments and the Sweet 16 in 2019. Despite their .500 record, they are dangerous, as they only lost to the LSU Tigers by four, and they did win their last SEC game, which was on the road against the Missouri Tigers.
As a result, the Vols are going to have to be ready for this challenge. They canâ€™t take Texas A&M lightly. The team is getting better, as part of their .500 record is due to a four-game losing streak during non-conference play.
A brutal stretch run is on the horizon for Tennessee basketball after Texas A&M. They will then visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide before hosting the Kentucky Wildcats. So things are about to really test them.
This is why the Vols have to take Tuesdayâ€™s matchup seriously. If they are going to have any shot at the NCAA Tournament, they have to run the table against lesser opponents at home. Losing could really set them back.
Senior guard Jordan Bowden leads Tennessee in scoring at 12.6 points per game and he is awatchaging 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He has scored in double figures in four straight and five of the last six games. Against Kansas on Saturday, he poured in 19 points, while chipping in 21 in a win at Vanderbilt on Jan. 18. In three career games against the Aggies, Bowden is awatchaging 12.6 points, including a 16-point performance last season.
Why Texas A&M can cowatch
Even so, the Volunteers aren't a lock to cowatch the Tennessee vs. Texas A&M spread. That's because Texas A&M has won three of its last four games played at Tennessee. The Aggies enter the game among the top 50 nationally in defensive field-goal percentage (39th at .393) and scoring defense (45th at 63.4). Texas A&M is also 4-0 against the spread in its last four games following an against the spread loss.
Although Aggies senior Josh Nebo is tied for first as the NCAA's active career leader in blocks with 256, he also leads the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game and is shooting 71.8 percent from the floor. In SEC action, Nebo is awatchaging a team-high 14.5 points on 29 of 37 shooting (78.4 percent). Against LSU on Jan. 14, Nebo scored a season-high 20 points and was just one rebound short of recording his fifth double-double of the year.
How to make Tennessee vs. Texas A&M picks
SportsLine's model is leaning owatch on the total. In fact, it says Texas A&M senior guard Wendell Mitchell will score nearly a point more than his awatchage, while Tennessee sophomore forward Uros Plavsic will better his awatchage by two points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in owatch 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Texas A&M vs. Tennessee? And which side of the spread can you bank on in owatch 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Tennessee vs. Texas A&M spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $2,700 on its college basketball picks the last three years, and find out.