Vanderbilt vs Arkansas Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/11/2020
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas -9.5
The Vanderbilt Commodores head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 9.5 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 11-20. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 71.7 points per game while giving up 74.6 per contest. Arkansas has an overall mark of 19-12. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 15-15-1 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 20-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 15-16-0 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 19-12-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Scotty Pippen Jr. comes into this game averaging 11.9 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Saben Lee averages 18.2 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Mason Jones scores 22.0 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Isaiah Joe averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt averages 71.7 points per contest, which is 156th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 223rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 167th in the nation. They average 32.3 boards per contest and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 316th and 292nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 177th with 13.0 per game. The Commodores allow 74.6 points per contest, which is 297th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 331st and 278th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 254th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 234th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 63rd in the nation with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 158th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 200th in the NCAA. They are 332nd in D-1 in rebounding with 31.5 boards per contest and 278th in assists per game with 11.7. The Razorbacks are 305th in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Razorbacks give up 69.5 points per game, which ranks them 179th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 181st and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 323rd with 38.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 324th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Commodores are 178th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.7. In terms of pace they are 138th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 158th. As a team they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 35th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 319th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 122nd. They are 72nd in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 147th. As a unit they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +9.5
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