Vanderbilt Commodores vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+8.5)
John M. Belk Arena is the venue where and the Davidson Wildcats (4-3) will play the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-1) on Tuesday. Vanderbilt opens this contest as 8.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 133.
Vanderbilt comes into this contest with a record of 3-1 on the year. They are averaging 71.8 points per game (195th in Division 1) while shooting 41.3% from the field. The Commodores are shooting 29.1% on shots from distance (32 of 110) and 82.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Vanderbilt is grabbing 41.8 rebounds per contest and has 54 assists for the season, which is 260th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 12.8 fouls per game. Defensively, the Commodores are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.8 fouls. They rank 55th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 49 relinquished this year. The Commodores defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.8% (94 of 225) and they concede 30.3 boards per game as a group. They concede 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 28th in college basketball in points per game allowed (60.0).
The Vanderbilt Commodores played the Radford Highlanders and walked away with a win by a score of 59-50 in their last game. Vanderbilt walked away from the game with a 38.6% FG percentage (22 of 57) and converted 8 of their 27 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Commodores made 7 of 12 shots for a rate of 58.3%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled 30 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 dimes in this game while earning 9 steals and 3 blocks. When it comes to defending, Vanderbilt allowed their opponent to shoot 38.6% from the field on 22 of 57. Radford totaled 8 dimes and 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Highlanders grabbed 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Radford finished the contest at 53.8% from the charity stripe by making 7 of their 13 tries. They also buried 1 of 9 shots from long range.
Scotty Pippen is one player who saw a lot of action for the contest. He finished with 25 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He played 35 mins and also collected 3 rebounds. Pippen finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 7 assists. Another guy that saw the court a lot in the matchup for the Commodores was Dylan Disu. He pulled down 6 boards and also had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the field in this game by going 5-of-12 (12 points). Overall, Disu saw the court for 32 minutes.
Davidson has a record of 4-3 for the campaign. Davidson has totaled 493 points for the year (70.4 per contest) and they pull down 34.1 boards per contest. The Wildcats have committed 17.4 fouls per contest and they go 73.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 117th in the country. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per contest (161st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 83rd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 64.7. They have conceded 10.0 assists and 29.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is 38th and 24th in college basketball. The Davidson defense gives up 29.5% on shots from beyond the arc (41 of 139) and opponents are converting on 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 9.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the field (206th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Davidson Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 67-58 when they faced the Rhode Island Rams. The Wildcats pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 for this contest. They blocked 4 attempts while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Rams were called for 18 fouls for the game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a rate of 52.9%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Davidson made 10 of 25 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 24 for 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Wildcats permitted the Rams to bury 22 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.0% in the game. They shot 33.3% from distance by going 7 of 21 and finished the game at 7 out of 18 from the free throw line (38.9%). When it comes to rebounding, Davidson permitted Rhode Island to pull down 35 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Carter Collins ended up playing a lot for the Wildcats in the game. He converted 8 out of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which got him 22 points. Collins snagged 5 rebounds in his 35 minutes and accounted for 3 dimes in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Davidson was Kellan Grady. He totaled 11 points in 32 minutes on the hardwood via 3 of 11 from the floor for the contest. Grady ended up shooting 27.3% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vanderbilt (+8.5)
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