Auburn Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (-5.5)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (5-9) host the Auburn Tigers (10-10) at Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) on Tuesday. Auburn opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 158.5.
Auburn will enter this matchup with a mark of 10-10 on the year. The Tigers are hitting 33.3% on three-point shots (184 of 552) and 69.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.1 points per outing (42nd in the nation) while going 45.3% from the field. They turn it over 16.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.2 fouls per game. As a team, Auburn is collecting 38.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 318 assists for the season, which has them ranked 13th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 fouls. They give up 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 294th in D-1 in points per game allowed (76.2). The Tigers are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.5% (550 of 1,263) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 287th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 255 surrendered for the season.
The Auburn Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Ole Miss Rebels and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-84 in their last game. Auburn walked away from the contest having earned a 47.6% FG percentage (30 out of 63) and buried 12 out of their 29 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Tigers buried 12 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 30 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 23 assists in this game in addition to earning 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. When talking about defense, Auburn allowed 47.6% from the floor on 30 out of 63 shooting. Ole Miss totaled 13 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Rebels snagged 32 rebounds (11 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Ole Miss finished 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 17 attempts. They buried 6 out of their 19 attempts from distance.
Devan Cambridge is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He totaled 16 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also totaled 7 rebounds. Cambridge ended up going 41.7% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Tigers was Allen Flanigan. He snagged 4 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He ended up going 75.0% from the field in this game by hitting 6-of-8 (16 points). In all, Flanigan played 29 min.
Vanderbilt has a record of 5-9 this season. Vanderbilt has scored 1,032 pts for the year (73.7 per contest) and they snag 34.9 rebounds per game. The Commodores are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.7% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Commodores are connecting on 43.3% from the floor, which ranks them 229th in the country. They are getting an assist 13.6 times per game (149th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. The Commodores defensively are ranked 270th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 74.4. They have conceded 13.3 dimes and 33.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 200th and 97th in the nation. The Vanderbilt defense surrenders 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc (98 of 274) and opponents are converting on 68.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.2% from the field (336th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a loss by a final score of 73-70 against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Commodores recorded 13 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 in this contest. They blocked 4 shots while earning 15 steals for the contest. The Bulldogs were called for 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Commodores to the charity stripe for 23 shots. They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 65.2%. Regarding three-point shots, Vanderbilt buried 9 of 23 tries (39.1%). In all, the Commodores went 23 for 53 from the floor which had them shooting 43.4%. The Commodores allowed the Bulldogs to knock down 27 out of 46 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 58.7% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 46.7% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 7 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 18 at the charity stripe (66.7%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Vanderbilt permitted Georgia to collect 26 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Dylan Disu ended up having an impact for the Commodores for the game. He buried 5 out of 8 in this game giving him a rate of 62.5%, which got him 15 points. Disu collected 6 rebounds in his 29 mins and had 2 assists in this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Vanderbilt was Scotty Pippen. He walked away with 12 points in 31 minutes played by way of 3 of 12 shooting for this game. Pippen ended up shooting 25.0% from the floor as well as collecting 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vanderbilt (+5.5)
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