Tennessee State at Vanderbilt College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Tennessee State Tigers travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Vanderbilt as 21 point favorites.
Tennessee State comes into this game with an overall record of 3-8. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 76.9 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 7-3. They are averaging 81.0 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Tennessee State Tigers Betting Trends
The Tennessee State Tigers are 4-4-1 against the spread
The Tennessee State Tigers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-5-1 against the over/under
Key Tennessee State Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Kamar McKnight averages 13.1 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Saben Lee averages 11.6 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Simisola Shittu averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee State averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 210th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 290th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 209th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 230th and 218th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 17.7 per game. The Tigers allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 283rd in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 309th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 198th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 79th place in Division 1. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 53rd in the country with 81.0 points per game this year. They are 120th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 122nd in the nation. They are 28th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game, and 145th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Commodores are 164th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Commodores surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 172nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 64th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 245th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 49th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Tigers are 319th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.7. In terms of pace they are 15th in the country with 77.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 269th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 82nd in Division 1. Tennessee State is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.1 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 195th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 87th. They are 58th in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 108th. As a unit they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee State/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vanderbilt -21
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