Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Florida (-6.5)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-2) play the Florida Gators (3-1) at Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) on Wednesday. Vanderbilt opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 141.
Florida steps onto the court with a record of 3-1 for the season. The Gators are shooting 38.5% on 3-pointers (30 of 78) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 80.8 pts per game (63rd in Division 1) while shooting 48.1% from the floor. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a group they commit 23.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Florida is pulling down 36.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 54 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 295th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Gators are forcing 18.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.8 fouls. They rank 30th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 49 relinquished this season. The Gators defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 38.3% (82 of 214) and they concede 33.0 boards per contest as a team. They surrender 34.5% on three-point shots and they are ranked 92nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (65.5).
The Florida Gators took the court against the Florida State Seminoles and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-71 in their last contest. Florida finished the game having earned a 42.4% field goal percentage (25 of 59) and converted 10 of 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Gators converted 11 of 16 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 29 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists for the matchup while getting 6 steals and 8 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Florida allowed their opponent to shoot 42.4% from the field on 25 of 59 shooting. Florida State distributed 17 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Seminoles grabbed 26 boards (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Florida State ended up going 76.7% at the free throw line by making 23 of 30 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 16 attempts from distance.
Scottie Lewis is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He ended up scoring 19 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He played 39 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Lewis finished the game at 46.2% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Gators was Tre Mann. He pulled down 8 rebounds and also accounted for 7 dimes. He ended up going 41.2% from the floor in this contest by shooting 7-of-17 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Mann was on the court for 29 min.
Vanderbilt has a record of 4-2 for the season. Vanderbilt has accumulated 439 pts for the season (73.2 per contest) and they collect 38.8 rebounds per contest. The Commodores are committing 15.3 fouls every game and they hit 75.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Commodores are hitting on 43.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 232nd in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.2 times per contest (148th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. The Commodores on defense are ranked 68th in college basketball in points given up per game with 64.0. They surrender 11.8 dimes and 33.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 116th and 115th in college basketball. The Vanderbilt defense concedes 29.4% on 3-point attempts (40 of 136) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.2% from the field (135th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores got the win with a final of 87-59 against the Alcorn State Braves. The Commodores were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 for the game. They blocked 5 tries while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Braves were called for 20 fouls for the contest which took the Commodores to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 50.0%. With regard to three-point attempts, Vanderbilt converted 14 of 30 tries (46.7%). When all was said and done, the Commodores finished shooting 32 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.1%. The Commodores permitted the Braves to make 24 of their 65 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.9% in the game. They went 14.3% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 3 out of 21 and finished the contest at 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Vanderbilt allowed Alcorn State to snag 29 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Scotty Pippen ended up having an impact for the Commodores in this matchup. He made 11 out of 18 in this game giving him a rate of 61.1%, which gave him 30 points. Pippen snagged 2 rebounds in his 32 mins and totaled 4 assists for this game. An additional guy who came through for Vanderbilt was Myles Stute. He ended up finishing with 16 points in his 19 minutes played by way of 4 of 7 shooting in this game. Stute finished going 57.1% from the floor while collecting 2 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida (-6.5)
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