VCU Rams vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 11/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VCU Rams vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) is the location where the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) will try to beat the VCU Rams (1-1) on Wednesday.
The VCU Rams faced Wagner and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 58-44 in their last game. VCU walked away from the game having earned a 40.5% FG percentage (17 out of 42) and buried 3 out of their 11 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Rams knocked down 7 of 15 tries for a percentage of 46.7%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they earned 22 with 3 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 dimes for this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to defense, VCU allowed the other team to shoot 36.8% from the floor on 21 of 57 shooting. Wagner distributed 11 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Wagner snagged 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wagner finished shooting 86.7% from the charity stripe by making 13 of their 15 attempts. They made 3 out of their 17 tries from 3-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Rams ended up with 18 while Wagner accounted for 19 personal fouls.
KeShawn Curry is someone who was a major factor for this game. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the court for 33 mins played and totaled 4 rebounds. He notched 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting.
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VCU steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 1-1 for the year. They are averaging 50.5 points per outing (355th in Division 1) while hitting 41.2% from the floor. The Rams are hitting 20.0% on shots from beyond the arc (5 of 25) and 61.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, VCU is pulling down 27.5 rebounds per game and has earned 24 assists on the year, which has them ranked 287th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 17.0 times per game and as a team they commit 16.5 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Rams are forcing 17.5 turnovers every game and they draw 21.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 109th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 22 conceded on the campaign. The Rams are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 33.9% (39 of 115) and they concede 40.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 26.3% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 41st in D-1 in points per game allowed (56.0).
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took home the win by a final score of 79-60 against Texas State. The Commodores pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 33 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 3 steals for this game. Texas State was called for 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Commodores to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Vanderbilt converted 12 out of their 27 attempts (44.4%). Overall, the Commodores finished shooting 24 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4%. The Commodores allowed Texas State to make 18 out of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.0% in this matchup. They finished shooting 38.1% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 21 and ended up going 16 out of 18 from the free throw line (88.9%). In relation to team rebounding, Vanderbilt permitted Texas State to pull down 33 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Scotty Pippen was important for the Commodores in the matchup. He scored 30 points in his 34 mins of playing time and added 3 assists in this contest. He knocked down 10 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 58.8%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Vanderbilt has a mark of 2-0 this season. The Commodores have committed 17.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (132nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.5 times per contest. Vanderbilt has totaled 170 points for the year (85.0 per game) and they pull down 35.5 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Commodores are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which is ranked 174th in the nation.
The Vanderbilt defense gives up 35.0% on shots from distance (14 of 40) and their opposition makes 85.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 9.0 dimes and 31.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 66th and 80th in those categories. The Commodores on the defensive side of the court are 151st in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 66.0. They are able to force 19.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (197th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vanderbilt
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