Davidson vs Vanderbilt NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2019
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Monday, December 30, 2019
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt +2
The Davidson Wildcats travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Monday, December 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Davidson as 2 point favorites.
Davidson comes into this game with an overall record of 6-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 70.2 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 7-4. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 2-9-0 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-5-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 9-2-0 against the over/under
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/18/19 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee is out indefinitely
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/21/19 F Ejike Obinna Hamstring is questionable
12/19/19 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
Kellan Grady comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 11.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Aaron Nesmith averages 23.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Saben Lee averages 17.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 217th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 87th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 99th in the nation. They average 30.2 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 339th and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 257th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 66th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 44th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 41st in the country with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 48th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in the nation. They are 208th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 120th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Commodores are 190th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Commodores surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 226th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 247th and 252nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 117th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 118th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 250th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 104th. They are 312th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 50th. As a unit they are 57th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 36th in D-1. Davidson is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 198th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 38th. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 24th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 45th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +2
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