Tennessee at Vanderbilt Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Tennessee Volunteers head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 11 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-1. They currently have a point differential of 19.5 as they are averaging 86.1 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 9-8. They are averaging 76.6 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-6-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-11-0 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-9-2 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Grant Williams comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Admiral Schofield averages 17.4 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Saben Lee scores 12.4 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Simisola Shittu averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 86.1 points per contest, which is 9th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 19.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 86th in the nation. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 298th with 11.7 per game. The Volunteers allow 66.6 points per contest, which is 58th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 42nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 87th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 104th in the nation with 76.6 points per contest this season. They are 186th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 236th in the NCAA. They are 81st in D-1 in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 242nd in assists per game with 12.7. The Commodores are 226th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Commodores give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 167th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 80th and 65th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 231st with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Commodores are 67th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Volunteers are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 119.4. In terms of pace they are 112th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 13th. As a team they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 329th in Division 1. Tennessee is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 234th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 118th. They are 118th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 175th. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 103rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -11
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