Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 4 point favorites.
The Commodores come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 4-5. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Volunteers have an overall record of 15-12 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 10-14 and they are 14-11 against the spread.
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Matthew Fisher-Davis comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Commodores. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Luke Kornet averages 13.3 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Robert Hubbs averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Grant Williams averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Vanderbilt averages 71.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 198th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 195th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 225th and 165th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 12.7 per game. The Commodores allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 139th and 172nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in Division 1.
Tennessee averages 76.1 points per game this year which ranks them 91st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 217th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 249th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 95th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 120th with 12.7 per game. The Volunteers allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 92nd and 156th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 77th place in the nation. The Volunteers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in college basketball.
The Commodores average 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 106.9 and they assist on 56.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 48% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.5%. The Commodores give up 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 80.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.7 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 56% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Volunteers give up 72.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 14-11 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-13 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-11 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-14 against the over/under
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
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
02/21/17 G Jordan Bowden Flu probable Wednesday vs. Vanderbilt
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee -4
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