Texas A&M Aggies vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 1/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (-1)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6) host the Texas A&M Aggies (7-5) at Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday. Texas A&M opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 133.5.
Texas A&M will enter this contest with a record of 7-5 on the campaign. The Aggies are hitting 29.8% on shots from beyond the arc (73 of 245) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 64.0 pts per game (315th in the nation) while hitting 42.6% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas A&M is collecting 32.8 boards per game and is sitting with 141 assists this year, which ranks 208th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Aggies are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. The Aggies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (285 of 642) and they concede 31.2 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 308th in college basketball in allowing assists with 196 conceded so far this season. They concede 34.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 55th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (64.7).
The Texas A&M Aggies took the court against the Missouri Tigers and ended up losing by a score of 68-52 in their last contest. Texas A&M finished the game having earned a 36.5% FG percentage (19 of 52) and converted 6 of their 20 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Aggies buried 8 of their 13 shots for a rate of 61.5%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 10 assists for the contest as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. With respect to defending, Texas A&M allowed the other team to shoot 36.5% from the floor on 19 out of 52 shooting. Missouri dished out 15 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Tigers pulled down 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Missouri finished the contest at 72.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 11 attempts. They buried 6 of their 22 tries from beyond the arc.
Andre Gordon is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He ended up with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played for 31 minutes and also pulled down 2 boards. Gordon shot 58.3% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this game for the Aggies was Jay Jay Chandler. He pulled down 5 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 33.3% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 4-of-12 (11 points). When the game finished, Chandler played for 28 min.
Vanderbilt has a record of 4-6 for the season. The Commodores are committing 18.3 fouls per contest and they hit 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per game (168th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Vanderbilt has totaled 727 pts for the year (72.7 per game) and they grab 36.4 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Commodores are hitting on 42.6% from the field, which ranks 261st in the nation. The Commodores defensively are ranked 220th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.7. They relinquish 12.0 dimes and 33.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 121st and 106th in those categories. The Vanderbilt defense concedes 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (63 of 194) and opponents are making 69.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (277th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a defeat with a final score of 81-61 when they faced the Tennessee Volunteers. The Commodores were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the contest. They blocked 2 shots while recording 2 steals for the matchup. The Volunteers were called for 19 fouls in the game which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 16 of them for a rate of 76.2%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Vanderbilt buried 5 of 23 tries (21.7%). When all was said and done, the Commodores finished the game shooting 20 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.2%. The Commodores permitted the Volunteers to bury 25 of 51 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0% in the game. They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 of 21 and ended up shooting 24 out of 33 at the charity stripe (72.7%). In regard to how they rebounded, Vanderbilt allowed Tennessee to pull down 33 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Dylan Disu ended up being important for the Commodores in this game. He made 7 out of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 77.8%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Disu snagged 5 rebounds in his 34 mins played and accounted for 2 dimes in the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Vanderbilt was Scotty Pippen Jr.. He ended up scoring 18 points in 28 minutes played by way of 5 out of 12 shooting for the game. Jr. wrapped this one up going 41.7% from the field while contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-1)
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