Ole Miss Rebels vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (-6)
The Ole Miss Rebels (13-9) head to Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) on Saturday where they'll meet the Vanderbilt Commodores (6-13). Ole Miss opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 135.5.
Ole Miss enters this contest with a win-loss record of 13-9 so far this year. They are averaging 69.1 points per contest (238th in D-1) while going 44.2% from the field. The Rebels are shooting 28.5% on shots from downtown (113 of 397) and 69.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Ole Miss is pulling in 36.1 boards per game and has tallied 275 dimes this year, which is 154th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Rebels are forcing their opponents into 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.3 fouls. The Rebels defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.2% (489 of 1,158) and they surrender 32.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 237th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 284 surrendered on the year. They are relinquishing 36.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 32nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (63.4).
The Ole Miss Rebels took the court against the Missouri Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 60-53 in their last contest. Ole Miss ended the contest with a 38.2% FG percentage (21 of 55) and knocked down 3 out of their 11 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rebels made 15 of their 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. With respect to hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Ole Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 35.1% from the field on 20 out of 57 shooting. Missouri totaled 14 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. On top of that, Missouri pulled down 31 boards (13 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Missouri ended up shooting 54.5% from the charity stripe by converting 6 of 11 shots. They knocked down 7 of their 23 tries from downtown.
Devontae Shuler is a guy who had an impact in this contest. He ended up scoring 14 points on 6 out of 17 shooting. He played for 38 minutes played and pulled down 3 boards. Shuler finished the game at 35.3% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Rebels was Jarkel Joiner. He collected 4 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. He ended up going 14.3% from the field for this game by going 1-of-7 (10 points). When the time ran out, Joiner accounted for 3 assists.
Vanderbilt has a mark of 6-13 this season. When it comes to offense, the Commodores are shooting 43.1% from the field, which has them ranked 236th in Division 1. Vanderbilt has earned 1,385 pts on the season (72.9 per game) and they average 34.8 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per contest (202nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. The Commodores commit 18.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.1% from the charity stripe. The Commodores on the defensive end are ranked 262nd in the nation in PPG given up with 73.6. The Vanderbilt defense surrenders 33.9% from downtown (137 of 404) and opponents are making 72.3% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 13.6 assists and 34.2 rebounds every game, which ranks 225th and 144th in those categories. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (294th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores went home defeated by a final of 70-58 when they faced the Tennessee Volunteers. The Commodores recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for this game. They turned the ball over 18 times, while recording 3 steals for the matchup. The Volunteers committed 13 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 6 tries. They were able to knock down 3 of the free throws for a clip of 50.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Vanderbilt made 13 of 33 tries (39.4%). Overall, the Commodores went 21 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.9%. The Commodores permitted the Volunteers to bury 23 out of 51 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 45.1% for the game. They finished 31.6% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 19 and ended up going 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Vanderbilt allowed Tennessee to pull down 34 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Maxwell Evans was important for the Commodores for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 12 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and had 4 rebounds. Evans earned 13 points in his 32 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Vanderbilt was Issac McBride. He wrapped the game up with no assists in his 16 minutes played, and he knocked down 4 out of 5 from the floor. McBride wrapped this one up going 80.0% from the floor as well as earning 11 points and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-6) and over 135.5 points
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