Stanford Cardinal vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 12/25/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
Location: Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+2)
The Stanford Cardinal (8-4) are en route to Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-4). Stanford opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The total is set at 135.
The Stanford Cardinal faced Liberty and notched a win by a score of 79-76 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Cardinal ended up with 25 while Liberty finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They made 10 of their 26 shots from distance. Liberty ended up shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 20 of their 28 attempts. In addition, Liberty pulled down 20 rebounds (2 offensive, 18 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Liberty earned 9 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Stanford allowed the other team to go 41.1% from the floor on 23 of 56 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists for the matchup while forcing 10 turnovers and getting 3 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned 36 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Cardinal buried 17 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 63.0%. Stanford ended the game with a 56.8% FG percentage (25 of 44) and made 12 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Spencer Jones is one guy who was a factor in this game. He shot 72.7% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes and also totaled 6 boards. He scored 25 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Stanford comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 8-4 on the campaign. They average 70.5 pts per contest (223rd in Division 1) while shooting 45.2% from the field. The Cardinal are hitting 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (85 of 244) and 64.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Stanford is collecting 38.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 168 assists on the season, which ranks 137th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 15.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.8 fouls every game.
On defense, the Cardinal are forcing 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are 132nd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 136 conceded this season. The Cardinal defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.8% (304 of 679) and they concede 28.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 217th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (69.8).
The last time they took the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores walked away with a victory by a final of 69-67 when they played BYU. The Commodores pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 31 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. BYU was called for 22 fouls in this contest which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.2%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Vanderbilt knocked down 8 out of 26 attempts (30.8%). Overall, the Commodores went 24 for 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.3%. The Commodores permitted BYU to convert 24 out of their 58 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.4% in the game. They finished 40.0% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 20 and finished the game at 11 out of 15 at the free throw line (73.3%). In reference to attacking the glass, Vanderbilt permitted BYU to collect 38 in total (11 offensive).
Myles Stute ended up being a major contributor for the Commodores for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 9 in this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and added 7 rebounds. He racked up 14 points in his 32 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists for the matchup.
Vanderbilt has a record of 8-4 on the year. The Commodores are responsible for committing 16.0 fouls per contest and they hit 72.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 10.7 times per contest (322nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.2 times per contest. Vanderbilt has scored 839 points this season (69.9 per contest) and they collect 37.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Commodores are hitting on 40.6% from the field, which ranks them 318th in the nation.
The Commodores on defense are ranked 39th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 60.7. They have forced 16.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.1% from the floor (51st in college hoops). The Vanderbilt defense surrenders 31.4% on shots from distance (91 of 290) and their opponents are converting on 75.0% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.7 assists and 34.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 128th and 190th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Vanderbilt (-2) and under 135 points
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