Arkansas Razorbacks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+6)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6) play the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-4) at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday. Arkansas opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The total opens at 142.5.
Arkansas comes into this matchup with a mark of 11-4 on the season. They turn it over 13.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.4 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Arkansas is snagging 42.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 224 assists on the year, which is 34th in the nation in terms of passing. The Razorbacks are shooting 33.9% on shots from downtown (132 of 389) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest (13th in the country) while connecting on 44.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Razorbacks are able to force 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 195th in the nation in PPG allowed (70.8). The Razorbacks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.2% (376 of 912) and they concede 35.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 247th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 175 conceded for the year.
The Arkansas Razorbacks played the Auburn Tigers and went home with a win by a final score of 75-73 in their last game. Arkansas ended having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (30 of 65) and converted 4 out of their 15 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Razorbacks made 11 of their 15 tries for a rate of 73.3%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 32 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for this game in addition to earning 8 steals and 5 blocks. Concerning defense, Arkansas allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 30 out of 65 shooting. Auburn earned 10 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Tigers pulled down 33 boards (11 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Auburn ended up going 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 16 of 24 tries. They also knocked down 7 of 23 attempts from long range.
Desi Sills is one player who had an impact for the game. He ended up with 22 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and also collected 3 boards. Sills finished the game at 58.3% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Razorbacks was Jalen Tate. He pulled down 4 rebounds and accumulated 5 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 6-of-10 (14 points). When the game finished, Tate played 34 min.
Vanderbilt has a win-loss mark of 4-6 this year. The Commodores are committing 18.3 fouls per game and they hit 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (165th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Vanderbilt has scored 727 pts on the year (72.7 per game) and they pull in 36.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Commodores are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which is 264th in D-1. The Commodores are ranked 217th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.7. They are forcing 12.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (277th in D-1). The Vanderbilt defense concedes 32.5% on 3-point shots (63 of 194) and opponents are converting on 69.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.0 dimes and 33.4 boards per contest, which is ranked 115th and 106th in those defensive categories.
For their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a loss by a score of 81-61 against the Tennessee Volunteers. The Commodores snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for this contest. They also blocked 2 tries while earning 2 steals in this game. The Volunteers had 19 fouls in this game which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.2%. In relation to shots from distance, Vanderbilt made 5 of 23 tries (21.7%). Overall, the Commodores ended up shooting 20 for 51 from the field which had them sitting at 39.2%. The Commodores permitted the Volunteers to convert 25 out of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 49.0% in this matchup. They shot 33.3% from downtown by shooting 7 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 24 of 33 from the free throw line (72.7%). When talking about attacking the glass, Vanderbilt permitted Tennessee to get 33 in all (6 offensive).
Dylan Disu ended up being a factor for the Commodores for the matchup. He made 7 of 9 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Disu grabbed 5 rebounds in his 34 minutes and tallied 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Vanderbilt was Scotty Pippen. He accumulated 18 points in his 28 minutes played by way of 5 out of 12 shooting in this contest. Pippen wrapped this one up going 41.7% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas (+6)
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