Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
The Commodores come into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They are 3-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 6-1 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 2-4 and they are 4-2 against the spread.
Matthew Fisher-Davis comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Commodores. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Luke Kornet averages 14 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Amir Coffey averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Nate Mason averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Vanderbilt averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 149th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 14.6 per game. The Commodores allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 133rd and 140th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 78.7 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 135th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 208th in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 48th and 86th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 116th with 12.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 31st place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 150th in college basketball.
The Commodores average 71 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 -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 108.5 and they assist on 58.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 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 43% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.1%. The Commodores give up 79 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 80.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.2 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 105.6 and 57.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Golden Gophers give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-3 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-4 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -4
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