Vanderbilt at Missouri Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 4.5 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 73.4 per contest. Missouri has an overall record of 10-9. They are averaging 67.9 points per game and surrendering 68.1, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 9-9-2 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 6-10-3 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
10/22/18 F Jontay Porter ACL is out for season
Saben Lee averages 13.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Simisola Shittu comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Mark Smith averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Geist averages 13.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 135th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 209th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the NCAA. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in the nation. Vanderbilt averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 149th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 204th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 216th in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 106th and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 68.1 points per contest, which ranks them 97th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 85th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 119th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Missouri is 297th in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 245th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 40th in the nation. They are 216th in the country in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game and 336th in assists per contest with 10.8. The Tigers are 63rd in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Commodores are 174th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 197th. As a team they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 104th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 31st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 267th in the country in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 190th. As a team they are 196th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Missouri -4.5
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