Vanderbilt vs Arkansas Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas -15
The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 15 point favorites.
Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 77.3 points per contest while giving up 73.1 per game. Arkansas has an overall mark of 13-2. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 12.7.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-7-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 12-3-0 against the over/under
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/19/19 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 contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Saben Lee averages 15.7 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Mason Jones averages 19.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Isaiah Joe averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 56th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 277th and 162nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.2 per game. The Commodores allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 275th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 291st and 304th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 165th place in Division 1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 110th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 144th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 262nd in the nation. They are 300th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 232nd in assists per contest with 12.7. The Razorbacks are 262nd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Razorbacks surrender 61.9 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 23% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 9.0 assists allowed per contest and 302nd with 38.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 335th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per game.
The Commodores are 44th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 191st in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 27th. As a team they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 34th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 164th. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 136th. As a unit they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 69th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arkansas -15
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