Missouri vs Vanderbilt Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/26/2020
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt +2
The Missouri Tigers travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 2 point favorites.
Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-14. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 67.4 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 9-18. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 74.6, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 13-13-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 17-10-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
02/22/20 G Mark Smith Back is questionable
02/22/20 G Evan Yerkes Undisclosed is questionable
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
02/17/20 F Matthew Moyer Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
Dru Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Xavier Pinson averages 10.4 points per game in 23.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Scotty Pippen Jr. averages 11.3 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Saben Lee averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 281st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 297th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 223rd and 295th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 14.2 per game. The Tigers allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 69th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 36th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 153rd in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 213th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 171st in the nation. They are 321st in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game, and 296th in assists per contest with 11.5. The Commodores are 198th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Commodores surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 294th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 332nd and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 241st with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 220th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Tigers are 232nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 275th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 282nd. As a team they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 92nd in Division 1. Missouri is 61st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 167th. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 138th. As a unit they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +2
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