Vanderbilt at Alabama Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 9.5 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 9-17. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 15-11. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-16-0 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-14-2 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-14-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-11-1 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
Saben Lee averages 12.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Aaron Nesmith comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
John Petty averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Kira Lewis Jr. averages 14.0 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 106th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 212th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 79th place in the NCAA. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in the nation. Vanderbilt averages 71.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 232nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 264th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 269th in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 138th and 284th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 201st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 233rd and 161st in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 107th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 73rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Alabama is 158th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 147th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 207th in the nation. They are 80th in the country in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 255th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Crimson Tide are 140th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Commodores are 246th in the nation in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 154th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 247th. As a team they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 90th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 82nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 149th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 148th. They are 153rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 166th. As a unit they are 162nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama -9.5
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