Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 3 point favorites.
The Aggies come into this game with an overall record of 13-11 and a road record of 2-5. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Commodores have an overall record of 12-13 and a home record of 7-5. They have an over/under record of 10-12 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
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Tyler Davis comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Aggies. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Admon Gilder averages 13.6 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Texas A&M. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Commodores. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Luke Kornet averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Texas A&M averages 72.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 72nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 227th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 42nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 267th with 14.3 per game. The Aggies allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 254th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 241st place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in Division 1.
Vanderbilt averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 200th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 181st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 230th and 148th respectively. In the turnover department the Commodores rank 129th with 12.8 per game. The Commodores allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 146th and 224th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 89th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the nation. The Commodores force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in college basketball.
The Aggies average 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 62.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Texas A&M turns the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.3%. The Aggies give up 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Commodores score 78.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Commodores have a rating on offense of 107 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 48% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns it over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Commodores give up 71.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 9-12 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 10-10 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 12-11 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-12 against the over/under
Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/20/16 G Phillip McGloin Personal has left team
12/14/16 G Larry Austin Jr. Eligibility out for season
12/13/16 G Camron Justice Personal expected to transfer
Tony's Pick: Take Vanderbilt -3
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