Tennessee vs Vanderbilt Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt +5
The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 5 point favorites.
Tennessee comes into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 66.1 points per game while giving up 60.6 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 8-8. They are averaging 75.9 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-8-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 12-4-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder 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
Jordan Bowden comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. John Fulkerson averages 11.1 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Scotty Pippen Jr. averages 10.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Saben Lee averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 66.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 302nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 281st in the nation. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 14.1 per game. The Volunteers allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 45th and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 36th place in Division 1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 83rd in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 80th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 47th in the nation. They are 287th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 167th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Commodores are 192nd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Commodores surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 272nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 297th and 285th in those defensive statistics. They rank 195th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 171st with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 199th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Volunteers are 248th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.1. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 269th. As a team they are 226th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 160th in Division 1. Tennessee is 85th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 189th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 75th. They are 190th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 33rd. As a unit they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +5
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