Vanderbilt Commodores vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+9)
The Ole Miss Rebels (14-10) host the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-14) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Ole Miss as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 135.5.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 8-14 so far this year. The Commodores are connecting on 35.5% from downtown (206 of 580) and 72.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.0 pts per contest (141st in Division 1) while shooting 43.5% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Vanderbilt is pulling in 34.3 boards per game and is sitting with 281 dimes this year, which is 193rd in college hoops in terms of passing. On defense, the Commodores are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. The Commodores defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (573 of 1,243) and they concede 34.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 220th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 297 relinquished so far this season. They are conceding 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 259th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (73.5).
The Vanderbilt Commodores faced off with the Cincinnati Bearcats and took home the win by a score of 78-64 in their last game. Vanderbilt wrapped up the game with a 51.0% FG percentage (26 out of 51) and made 8 of their 21 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Commodores knocked down 18 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 32 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 10 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning the defense, Vanderbilt let their opponent shoot 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53 shooting. Cincinnati distributed 14 assists and had 8 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Cincinnati collected 21 rebounds (4 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Cincinnati ended up shooting 69.2% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of their 13 tries. They buried 9 out of their 25 tries from long range.
Scotty Pippen is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He accounted for 36 points on 10 out of 13 shooting. He played 35 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. Pippen went 76.9% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Commodores was Jordan Wright. He snagged 11 rebounds in 32 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field in the matchup via 5-of-9 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wright had 1 assist.
Ole Miss has a win-loss record of 14-10 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Rebels are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 181st in the country. Ole Miss has accounted for 1,661 pts for the season (69.2 per contest) and they collect 36.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.4 times per contest (234th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per contest. The Rebels are committing 17.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.6% from the free throw line. The Rebels on the defensive side of the court are 35th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 63.8. The Ole Miss defense allows 36.5% on three-point shots (172 of 471) and opponents are making 68.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 13.2 assists and 32.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 198th and 49th in those defensive categories. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (137th in D-1).
In their last game, the Ole Miss Rebels took home the win by a final score of 70-62 when they played the Kentucky Wildcats. The Rebels were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. The Wildcats committed 15 fouls for this contest which took the Rebels to the free throw line for 19 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Ole Miss converted 8 out of their 13 tries (61.5%). When the game finished, the Rebels shot 23 out of 50 from the floor which had them shooting 46.0%. The Rebels allowed the Wildcats to make 21 out of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5% in this contest. They finished 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 5 of 20 and ended up shooting 15 of 25 at the charity stripe (60.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, Ole Miss permitted Kentucky to grab 23 in all (8 offensive).
Devontae Shuler ended up being a major contributor for the Rebels for this game. He made 6 out of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and totaled 3 rebounds. Shuler earned 17 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 7 assists in the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Ole Miss was KJ Buffen. He ended up with 2 assists in his 24 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 5 of 8 from the floor. Buffen ended the game having shot 62.5% from the floor and also earning 16 points and 10 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-9) and under 135.5 points
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