Alabama at Vanderbilt College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 1-8 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-7 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Collin Sexton averages 20.1 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Petty averages 13.3 points per contest in 30 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Jeff Roberson scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 77.1 points per contest this year, which is 128th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 91st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 215th in Division 1. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 128th with 14.0 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 70.6 points per contest, which is 148th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 49th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 103rd place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 253rd in the country with 71.5 points per contest this season. They are 314th in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 273rd in Division 1. They are 125th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 261st in assists per game with 12.7. The Commodores are 261st in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Commodores give up 69.2 points per game, which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 127th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 124th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Commodores are 7th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per contest this year.
The Crimson Tide are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 107th. In terms of pace they are 84th in the country with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 138th. As a team they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 253rd in Division 1. Alabama is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 61st in the nation.
Vanderbilt is 244th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 87th in Division 1. The Commodores are 206th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 174th. They are 319th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 268th. As a unit they are 234th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama
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