Vanderbilt at Tennessee Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/19/2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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The Vanderbilt Commodores head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 19 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 9-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 23-2. They are averaging 84.8 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 9-16-0 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-13-2 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-10-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Simisola Shittu comes into this game averaging 11.5 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Saben Lee averages 13.1 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Grant Williams scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Admiral Schofield averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt averages 72.1 points per contest, which is 198th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 242nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 267th in the nation. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 283rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 94th with 14.0 per game. The Commodores allow 72.8 points per contest, which is 215th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 107th and 108th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 202nd, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 8th in the nation with 84.8 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 93rd in the NCAA. They are 68th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 19.6. The Volunteers are 315th in turnovers per contest with 11.2. The Volunteers give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 94th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 127th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 204th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Commodores are 225th in the nation in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 142nd in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 224th. As a team they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 88th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 82nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 329th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 118.8, which is ranked 3rd. They are 125th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 10th. As a unit they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 328th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +19
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