Loyola Ramblers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 12/10/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Loyola Ramblers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
The Loyola Ramblers (8-2) are headed to Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) on Friday where they will try to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores (5-3).
The Loyola Ramblers faced off with Roosevelt and went home with a win by a final score of 88-49 in their last game. Loyola ended the game having earned a 54.1% field goal percentage (33 out of 61) and buried 10 of 21 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Ramblers converted 12 of 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 22 assists in this game while creating 16 turnovers and getting 13 steals. Concerning defense, Loyola allowed 38.0% from the field on 19 out of 50 shooting. Roosevelt dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Roosevelt had 22 rebounds (3 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Roosevelt shot 42.9% from the free throw line by making 3 of 7 shots. They converted 8 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Ramblers ended up with 9 while Roosevelt totaled 13 personal fouls.
Ryan Schwieger is a player who came through in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He played 21 mins and also snagged 3 rebounds. He went 85.7% from the field and dished out 5 dimes.
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Loyola enters this one with a win-loss record of 8-2 so far this year. They are averaging 79.9 pts per contest (49th in the nation) while hitting 51.0% from the field. The Ramblers are hitting 41.7% on three-point attempts (98 of 235) and 72.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Loyola is grabbing 35.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 176 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 8th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.1 times per game and as a team are committing 16.3 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Ramblers are forcing 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 fouls. They give up 33.9% on three-point shots while they are 53rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (61.4). The Ramblers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (222 of 547) and they concede 30.2 boards per game as a squad. They rank 130th in college hoops in allowing assists with 101 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a loss by a score of 72-68 against Temple. The Commodores recorded 23 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this contest. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. Temple committed 24 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. In reference to shooting from distance, Vanderbilt buried 4 of their 25 tries (16.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Commodores shot 24 for 70 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.3%. The Commodores permitted Temple to convert 18 out of 51 attempts from the field which left them shooting 35.3% for this contest. They finished shooting 28.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 30 out of 37 from the free throw line (81.1%). In regard to rebounding, Vanderbilt allowed Temple to collect 47 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Jamaine Mann ended up being a factor for the Commodores in the game. He recorded 15 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist. He buried 6 of 9 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Vanderbilt has a win-loss mark of 5-3 so far this year. The Commodores have committed 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.6 times per contest (281st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per contest. Vanderbilt has scored 567 pts this season (70.9 per contest) and they snag 38.5 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Commodores are shooting 40.4% from the field, which is ranked 314th in Division 1.
The Vanderbilt defense allows 28.6% on 3-point attempts (52 of 182) and opponents are connecting on 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 10.8 assists and 35.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 80th and 206th in college hoops. The Commodores are ranked 47th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 60.9. They have forced 16.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.5% from the floor (22nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Loyola
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