Vanderbilt vs Auburn NCAA Basketball Picks 1/8/2020
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn -16
The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 16 point favorites.
Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 79.2 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Auburn has an overall record of 13-0. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 16.2.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-6-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-2-0 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/19/19 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Saben Lee averages 15.8 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Aaron Nesmith comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Isaac Okoro averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Samir Doughty averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 277th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 182nd place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in the nation. Vanderbilt averages 79.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 21st in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 235th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 105th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 208th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 233rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Auburn is 12th in the country with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 77th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 16.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 230th in the nation. They are 7th in the country in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 109th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Tigers are 210th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Commodores are 34th in the nation in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 163rd in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 21st. As a team they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 39th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 212th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 283rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 112.6, which is ranked 11th. They are 90th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 74th. As a unit they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn -16
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