Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Murphy Center to play the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Middle Tennessee as 2 point favorites.
The Commodores come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 3-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3. The Blue Raiders have an overall record of 8-1 and a home record of 3-1. They have an over/under record of 1-7 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Matthew Fisher-Davis comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Commodores. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Luke Kornet averages 13.1 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jacorey Williams averages 19.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Raiders. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Giddy Potts averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Vanderbilt averages 73.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 148th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 7th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 145th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 14.1 per game. The Commodores allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 250th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in Division 1.
Middle Tennessee averages 72.6 points per game this year which ranks them 172nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 294th and 82nd respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Raiders rank 11th with 10.5 per game. The Blue Raiders allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 68th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the nation. The Blue Raiders force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in college basketball.
The Commodores average 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 108.8 and they assist on 61.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Commodores give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Raiders score 76.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Blue Raiders have a rating on offense of 110.5 and 55.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Middle Tennessee State turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Blue Raiders give up 75 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-4 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-3 against the over/under
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 5-3 against the spread
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 1-7 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee -2
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