Vanderbilt Commodores vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+3)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (5-8) go to Reed Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Texas A&M Aggies (8-7). Vanderbilt opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 134.
Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-8 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a group they commit 17.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Vanderbilt is pulling in 35.8 boards per game and has totaled 179 dimes this season, which has them ranked 216th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Commodores are shooting 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (122 of 355) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. They average 74.0 pts per contest (135th in the nation) while hitting 43.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Commodores are able to force 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Commodores are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.6% (351 of 738) and they surrender 33.3 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 137th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 171 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 35.1% from beyond the arc while they are 279th in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.5).
The Vanderbilt Commodores played the South Carolina Gamecocks and earned the victory with a final of 93-81 in their last contest. Vanderbilt walked away from the game with a 49.2% FG percentage (29 out of 59) and knocked down 13 of 33 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Commodores converted 22 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 33 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 4 rejections. With respect to defending, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to go 49.2% from the floor on 29 of 59 shooting. South Carolina distributed 13 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Gamecocks grabbed 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 blocks. South Carolina walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 14 tries. They also converted 10 of 23 attempts from distance.
Maxwell Evans is one player who was a factor for this contest. He was able to score 29 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Evans ended up going 60.0% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Commodores was Scotty Pippen. He snagged 2 rebounds and had 7 assists. He shot 60.0% from the floor in the game by going 6-of-10 (23 points). In all, Pippen played 28 minutes.
Texas A&M has a record of 8-7 on the year. The Aggies commit 16.7 fouls per contest while shooting 72.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per game (282nd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. Texas A&M has accounted for 952 pts so far this year (63.5 per contest) and they average 33.1 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Aggies are connecting on 41.7% from the field, which ranks 286th in the country. The Aggies on defense are ranked 69th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 65.1. The Texas A&M defense concedes 33.3% on three-point shots (126 of 378) and their opponents are converting on 64.0% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 16.3 dimes and 31.7 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 337th and 59th in those defensive categories. They have forced 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (227th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Texas A&M Aggies went home victorious with a score of 68-61 when they faced the Kansas State Wildcats. The Aggies were able to pull down 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this game. They also turned away 2 shots while getting 8 steals in this game. The Wildcats were called for 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to convert 22 of those for a clip of 84.6%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Texas A&M buried 6 of 14 attempts (42.9%). When the game finished, the Aggies finished shooting 20 out of 49 from the field which had them shooting 40.8%. The Aggies permitted the Wildcats to bury 23 out of their 56 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.1% in this contest. They finished 28.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 5 out of 9 at the free throw line (55.6%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Texas A&M permitted Kansas State to collect 29 in all (9 offensive).
Jay Jay Chandler pitched in for the Aggies for the contest. He converted 5 out of 12 in this matchup for a rate of 41.7%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Chandler grabbed 3 rebounds in his 29 minutes and totaled 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Texas A&M was Emanuel Miller. He was able to score 12 points in 27 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 9 from the floor in this game. Miller ended up shooting 44.4% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 5 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Vanderbilt (+3) and over 134 points
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