Alabama at Vanderbilt NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 1 point favorites.
Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 14-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 72.5 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 9-13. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 73.4, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-11-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-7-1 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-10-2 against the over/under
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
02/06/19 F Galin Smith Concussion left last game, is questionable
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. John Petty averages 11.9 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Simisola Shittu averages 12.0 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Saben Lee averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 108th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 122nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 194th in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 247th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 13.4 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 203rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 218th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 110th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 45th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 153rd in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 198th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 215th in the nation. They are 140th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 260th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Commodores are 121st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Commodores surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 231st in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 197th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 40th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game.
The Crimson Tide are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 125th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 159th. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 249th in Division 1. Alabama is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 126th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 103.9, which is ranked 174th. They are 132nd in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 183rd. As a unit they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +1
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