MVSU Delta Devils vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MVSU Delta Devils vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: MVSU (+36.5)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (1-0) play the MVSU Delta Devils (0-6) at Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Vanderbilt as 36.5-point favorites. The total opens at 157.5.
MVSU heads into this game with a record of 0-6 this season. They currently have an average of 60.0 points per outing (291st in the country) while shooting 34.9% from the field. The Delta Devils are shooting 33.8% from downtown (70 of 207) and 53.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, MVSU is snagging 28.5 rebounds per contest and has tallied 63 assists so far this year, which ranks 104th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 18.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.2 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Delta Devils have forced 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 13.7 fouls. The Delta Devils defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 54.0% (232 of 430) and they relinquish 51.2 boards per game as a squad. They rank 312th in the nation in giving up assists with 144 conceded on the campaign. They are relinquishing 40.3% on three-point shots and they are ranked 315th in college hoops in points per game allowed (105.5).
The MVSU Delta Devils played the Memphis Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 94-57 in their last game. MVSU finished with a 35.0% FG percentage (21 out of 60) and knocked down 12 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Delta Devils buried 3 of their 10 attempts for a percentage of 30.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 24 with 3 of them being offensive. They also doled out 12 assists in this contest while having 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defense, MVSU let their opponent shoot 35.0% from the floor on 21 of 60. Memphis recorded 25 assists and 11 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Tigers snagged 53 rebounds (21 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Memphis finished the game shooting 58.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 24 attempts. They made 6 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Treylan Smith is a guy who played a lot in the game. He had 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and also grabbed 2 boards. Smith ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor and also totaled 4 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Delta Devils was Kam'Ron Cunningham. He snagged 7 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished the game at 27.3% from the floor in this contest by going 3-of-11 (9 points). When the final whistle was blown, Cunningham was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Vanderbilt has a mark of 1-0 this season. Vanderbilt has accounted for 77 pts so far this year and they collect 44 boards per game. The Commodores are responsible for committing 11 fouls per game and they connect on 85.2% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Commodores are connecting on 40.4% from the floor, which ranks them 290th in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.0 times per game (160th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 19 times per contest. The Commodores defensively are ranked 183rd in the nation in points allowed per contest with 71. The Vanderbilt defense concedes 31.4% from downtown (11 of 35) and their opponents are making 50.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 18 assists and 34 total boards per game, which ranks 293rd and 118th in the country. They are able to force 17 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the floor (162nd in D-1).
For their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores got the victory with a final of 77-71 against the Valparaiso Crusaders. The Commodores were able to corral 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 for the game. They also rejected 3 attempts while earning 10 steals in the game. The Crusaders were called for 20 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for 27 tries. They were able to convert 23 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.2%. When talking about three-point attempts, Vanderbilt converted 8 out of their 24 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Commodores walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 40.4%. The Commodores permitted the Crusaders to convert 28 of their 66 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% for this game. They finished 31.4% from distance by shooting 11 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 4 of 8 from the free throw line (50.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Vanderbilt permitted Valparaiso to pull down 30 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Maxwell Evans played big minutes for the Commodores in this contest. He made 6 of 12 in this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Evans pulled down 6 rebounds in his 25 mins played and had 4 assists in this matchup. One more player that played a role for Vanderbilt was Scotty Pippen. He racked up 25 points in his 30 minutes played by going 5 out of 11 shooting for the contest. Pippen ended the game having shot 45.5% from the field while also contributing 4 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take MVSU (+36.5)
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