Vanderbilt Commodores vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 11/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Petersen Events Center is the site where the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-2) will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-1) on Wednesday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores played Winthrop and earned the victory with a final of 77-63 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Commodores finished with 9 and Winthrop accumulated 21 personal fouls. They made 10 of 29 shots from 3-point land. Winthrop finished the game shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 5 of 7 shots. In addition, Winthrop snagged 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Winthrop recorded 13 assists and had 3 steals for the game. When discussing defending, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the floor on 24 out of 56 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 10 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Commodores made 11 of 20 tries for a percentage of 55.0%. Vanderbilt finished the contest with a 49.2% field goal percentage (29 out of 59) and knocked down 8 out of their 27 shots from distance.
Jordan Wright is a player who was a major contributor for this contest. He walked away with 28 points on 10 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. He ended up shooting 76.9% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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Vanderbilt steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 3-1 this season. They are averaging 71.0 pts per game (215th in Division 1) while hitting 40.9% from the field. The Commodores are hitting 28.0% on three-point attempts (30 of 107) and 69.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Vanderbilt is collecting 37.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 48 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 274th in the nation in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 14.8 fouls every game.
On defense, the Commodores are forcing 19.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.8 fouls. They currently rank 59th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 40 relinquished this season. The Commodores defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.9% (85 of 213) and they concede 34.0 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 63rd in the country in points per game allowed (60.8).
In their last game, the Pittsburgh Panthers walked away with a victory by a final of 63-59 when they faced Towson. The Panthers snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 34 for this contest. They gave up possession 11 times, while recording 3 steals in this game. Towson had 21 fouls in this game which took the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a clip of 61.5%. In regard to 3-pointers, Pittsburgh made 5 of their 18 tries (27.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Panthers finished 21 for 47 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.7%. The Panthers allowed Towson to convert 21 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2% for the game. They finished 25.9% from three-point range by going 7 of 27 and finished the contest at 10 of 18 at the charity stripe (55.6%). In reference to rebounds, Pittsburgh allowed Towson to snag 31 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Nate Santos pitched in for the Panthers in the matchup. He made 4 out of 9 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and tallied 8 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist in this matchup.
Pittsburgh has a mark of 2-2 this season. The Panthers commit 15.8 fouls per game and they connect on 55.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (178th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 17.0 times per game. Pittsburgh has scored 244 points so far this season (61.0 per contest) and they collect 40.5 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Panthers are shooting 44.9% from the field, which has them ranked 148th in D-1.
The Pittsburgh defense concedes 32.4% on shots from distance (35 of 108) and their opponents are converting on 57.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.8 assists and 32.0 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 246th and 82nd in Division 1. The Panthers on defense are ranked 129th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 65.5. They are forcing 10.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.6% from the floor (141st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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