Alabama vs Vanderbilt predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt +8.5
The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 8.5 point favorites.
Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 77.6 per game. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 8-9. They are averaging 74.1 points per contest and giving up 72.8, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-3-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-9-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 12-5-0 against the over/under
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. John Petty averages 16.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Scotty Pippen Jr. averages 11.1 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Saben Lee averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 83.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 71st in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 15.4 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 330th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.2 rebounds a game which ranks 329th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 102nd place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 112th in the country with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 134th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in the nation. They are 294th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 216th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Commodores are 161st in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Commodores surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 265th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 310th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 203rd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 172nd with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 221st in country in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Crimson Tide are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the country with 78.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 89th. As a team they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 29th in Division 1. Alabama is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 165th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 118th. They are 183rd in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 79th. As a unit they are 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +8.5
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