Vanderbilt Commodores vs Florida Gators Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Florida Gators
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+13.5)
Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center is the site where and the Florida Gators (8-4) will play the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-7) on Wednesday. Vanderbilt opens this matchup as 13.5-point dogs. The total is set at 148.
Vanderbilt will play this contest with a record of 4-7 on the season. They average 72.5 points per game (166th in Division 1) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. The Commodores are connecting on 33.7% on three-point attempts (101 of 300) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Vanderbilt is grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 147 assists on the season, which ranks 253rd in college basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.0 fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Commodores are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 98th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 142 surrendered on the year. The Commodores defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.9% (292 of 622) and they relinquish 33.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 33.3% from 3-point land and they are 253rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.5).
The Vanderbilt Commodores faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and took a loss by a score of 92-71 in their last contest. Vanderbilt ended with a 44.8% FG percentage (26 of 58) and converted 6 out of their 22 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Commodores buried 13 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 68.4%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they collected 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists for the game while earning 9 steals and 2 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to shoot 44.8% from the floor on 26 out of 58 shooting. Arkansas doled out 22 assists and had 9 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Razorbacks pulled down 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Arkansas ended up shooting 63.2% at the free throw line by making 12 of 19 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 19 attempts from long range.
DJ Harvey is one player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up with 16 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins and collected 4 rebounds. Harvey shot 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Commodores was Scotty Pippen. He collected 3 boards and also accumulated 5 dimes. He finished the game at 42.9% from the floor in this matchup by going 6-of-14 (15 points). Overall, Pippen played 29 min.
Florida has a mark of 8-4 for the year. As an offense, the Gators are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which is 53rd in the nation. Florida has tallied 934 pts this season (77.8 per game) and they average 36.4 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.5 times per game (231st in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.1 times per game. The Gators commit 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 73.4% from the charity stripe. The Gators are ranked 180th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 70.3. The Florida defense allows 34.5% on shots from distance (76 of 220) and their opponents are converting on 68.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.9 assists and 33.8 boards per game, which ranks them 174th and 118th in those categories. They are forcing 15.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (144th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators went home victorious with a score of 92-84 when they played the Georgia Bulldogs. The Gators earned 22 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They turned away 5 shots while recording 10 steals for the contest. The Bulldogs had 20 personal fouls for the game which took the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 64.7%. When it comes to shots from distance, Florida buried 7 of their 18 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Gators finished the game shooting 37 for 65 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.9%. The Gators allowed the Bulldogs to convert 32 of 59 attempts from the floor which had them at 54.2% in the game. They finished 30.4% from distance by shooting 7 of 23 and finished the contest at 13 out of 24 at the free throw line (54.2%). In relation to rebounds, Florida permitted Georgia to grab 25 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Tre Mann ended up being a major contributor for the Gators for this game. He made 7 out of 16 for this game for a rate of 43.8%, which got him 24 points. Mann grabbed 6 boards in his 39 minutes played and tallied 4 dimes for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Florida was Noah Locke. He ended up with 16 points in 37 minutes on the court via 6 of 12 from the floor for the contest. Locke walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (-13.5) and over 148 points
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