Texas A&M Aggies vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (+2)
The Texas A&M Aggies (8-9) go to Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-15). Texas A&M opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total opens at 134.5.
Texas A&M enters this one with a mark of 8-9 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas A&M is snagging 33.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 201 dimes on the year, which ranks 315th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Aggies are hitting 30.1% on shots from beyond the arc (110 of 366) and 73.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 64.1 points per contest (324th in Division 1) while hitting 41.6% from the floor. On defense, the Aggies are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are ranked 145th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 277 surrendered this year. The Aggies defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.2% (409 of 904) and they surrender 32.0 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.0% from 3-point land and they are 67th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.2).
The Texas A&M Aggies faced off with the Arkansas Razorbacks and ended up losing by a score of 87-80 in their last contest. Texas A&M ended the contest with a 50.8% FG percentage (31 out of 61) and converted 10 of 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Aggies converted 8 of 10 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of defense, Texas A&M allowed 50.8% from the floor on 31 of 61 shooting. Arkansas distributed 14 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, Arkansas snagged 28 boards (9 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Arkansas finished the game at 80.0% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of 20 tries. They knocked down 9 of 24 attempts from 3-point land.
Emanuel Miller is a player who played a role for the contest. He finished with 23 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played for 37 minutes played and also grabbed 10 boards. Miller finished the game at 53.3% from the field and dished out 4 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Aggies was Quenton Jackson. He collected 1 rebound in his 30 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 9-of-15 (23 points). When the game finished, Jackson had 1 assist.
Vanderbilt has a win-loss mark of 8-15 for the year. As an offense, the Commodores are connecting on 43.3% from the floor, which is 231st in the nation. Vanderbilt has totaled 1,652 pts on the year (71.8 per game) and they grab 33.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 12.7 times per contest (218th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Commodores commit 17.7 personal fouls per contest while shooting 72.1% from the charity stripe. The Commodores are ranked 244th in D-1 in points given up per game with 72.7. They have forced 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the field (288th in Division 1). The Vanderbilt defense surrenders 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (165 of 482) and their opponents are connecting on 71.7% of their foul shots. They concede 13.4 assists and 34.4 rebounds per game, which is 217th and 148th in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a loss by a final score of 56-46 against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Commodores snagged 19 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Rebels committed 15 fouls in this game which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to bury 10 of them for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to three-point attempts, Vanderbilt converted 6 of their 22 tries (27.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Commodores finished 15 for 41 from the field which gave them a rate of 36.6%. The Commodores permitted the Rebels to convert 21 out of 49 attempts from the field which had them at 42.9% in this matchup. They shot 35.7% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 at the charity stripe (64.3%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Vanderbilt allowed Ole Miss to get 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Wright was important for the Commodores in the matchup. He made 3 of 5 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Wright recorded 11 points in his 33 mins of playing time and added 3 dimes for this contest. One more player that was important for Vanderbilt was Scotty Pippen. He ended up with 1 assist in his 19 mins on the court, and he shot 3 out of 6 from the floor. Pippen ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor as well as contributing 7 points but didn't pull down a rebound.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vanderbilt (-2)
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