Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee (-13)
The Tennessee Volunteers (9-1) are headed to Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-5). Vanderbilt opens this matchup as 13-point underdogs. The total is set at 140.
Tennessee will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 9-1 so far this year. They average 76.8 pts per game (99th in Division 1) while hitting 46.5% from the field. The Volunteers are hitting 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (61 of 175) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Tennessee is pulling in 37.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 157 dimes so far this year, which is 95th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Volunteers are forcing 17.4 turnovers every game while drawing 20.6 fouls. The Volunteers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 38.4% (202 of 526) and they surrender 31.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 78th in the nation in giving up assists with 94 surrendered on the season. They are conceding 31.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 3rd in D-1 in opponents points per game (56.8).
The Tennessee Volunteers faced the Texas A&M Aggies and went home with a win by a final score of 68-54 in their last contest. Tennessee ended with a 58.7% FG percentage (27 out of 46) and made 8 of their 21 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Volunteers converted 6 of 9 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 23 with 3 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 dimes for this game in addition to getting 6 steals and 5 blocked shots. In terms of defense, Tennessee allowed their opponent to shoot 58.7% from the floor on 27 of 46 shooting. Texas A&M recorded 8 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Aggies pulled down 25 boards (9 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Texas A&M finished the game shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 18 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 23 attempts from long range.
Santiago Vescovi is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He notched 23 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and totaled 5 boards. Vescovi finished the contest at 61.5% from the floor and also dished out 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Volunteers was John Fulkerson. He collected 5 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 57.1% from the field for the contest by going 4-of-7 (11 points). When this game wrapped up, Fulkerson was on the court for 30 min.
Vanderbilt has a win-loss mark of 4-5 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Commodores are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 253rd in the nation. Vanderbilt has accounted for 666 points on the season (74.0 per contest) and they pull down 37.0 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.4 times per game (119th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per game. The Commodores commit 17.3 fouls per game and they connect on 75.8% from the free throw line. The Commodores defensively are ranked 192nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 70.7. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (268th in Division 1). The Vanderbilt defense allows 32.4% on 3-point shots (56 of 173) and opponents are converting on 68.6% of their foul shots. They surrender 11.3 dimes and 33.4 boards per game, which is 85th and 103rd in those categories.
When they last played, the Vanderbilt Commodores walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-81 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Commodores corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this game. They turned away 2 attempts while recording 4 steals for the game. The Bulldogs were called for 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 76.2%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Vanderbilt knocked down 15 out of 33 tries (45.5%). Overall, the Commodores shot 25 out of 60 from the field which had them shooting 41.7%. The Commodores permitted the Bulldogs to make 31 out of their 51 tries from the field which left them shooting 60.8% in the game. They finished 57.1% from downtown by shooting 4 of 7 and ended up shooting 18 out of 28 from the charity stripe (64.3%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Vanderbilt allowed Mississippi State to collect 34 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Scotty Pippen ended up being a major contributor for the Commodores in the game. He knocked down 4 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Pippen collected 2 rebounds in his 35 mins played and had 12 dimes for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Vanderbilt was Trey Thomas. He ended up scoring 17 points in 21 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 11 shooting for this game. Thomas ended the game having shot 54.5% from the floor while also contributing 3 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Vanderbilt (+13) and over 140 points
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