Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 1/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN
The Kentucky Wildcats (12-3) are hitting the road to Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt) on Tuesday where they will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (9-5).
The Kentucky Wildcats faced off with Georgia and went home with a win by a final score of 92-77 in their last contest. Kentucky wrapped up the game with a 57.1% field goal percentage (40 out of 70) and converted 6 out of their 15 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 6 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 23 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of the defense, Kentucky let their opponent shoot 49.0% from the floor on 25 of 51 shooting. Georgia earned 12 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Georgia pulled down 23 boards (3 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Georgia ended up going 90.5% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of 21 attempts. They also made 8 of 17 attempts from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 16 while Georgia racked up 10 personal fouls.
Oscar Tshiebwe is someone who had an impact for this game. He scored 29 points on 13 out of 21 shooting. He played 39 minutes played and also totaled 17 boards. He finished 61.9% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Kentucky will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 12-3 so far this year. They average 82.9 pts per game (11th in the country) while hitting 49.4% from the field. The Wildcats are connecting on 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (98 of 289) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Kentucky is snagging 43.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 263 dimes for the season, which ranks 19th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 11.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 13.5 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Wildcats are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 14.6 fouls. They are giving up 29.2% on three-point shots and they rank 34th in D-1 in PPG allowed (61.9). The Wildcats defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.9% (347 of 893) and they concede 28.5 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 81st in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 152 surrendered for the campaign.
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a defeat with a final score of 72-70 when they played South Carolina. The Commodores pulled down 14 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 in the matchup. They gave up possession 17 times, while getting 13 steals in this matchup. South Carolina committed 28 fouls in this game which got the Commodores to the charity stripe for a total of 36 shots. They were able to make 26 of them for a rate of 72.2%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Vanderbilt knocked down 8 out of their 22 attempts (36.4%). Overall, the Commodores ended up going 18 out of 46 from the field which had them shooting 39.1%. The Commodores permitted South Carolina to make 28 of their 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.9% for the matchup. They finished 17.6% from three-point range by shooting 3 of 17 and finished the contest at 13 of 18 from the charity stripe (72.2%). When talking about how they rebounded, Vanderbilt allowed South Carolina to collect 28 in all (6 offensive).
Myles Stute ended up being a major contributor for the Commodores for the game. He racked up 19 points in his 26 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He buried 4 out of 8 in this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds.
Vanderbilt has a win-loss record of 9-5 so far this season. The Commodores are committing 17.0 fouls every game while shooting 72.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.0 times per game (318th in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. Vanderbilt has 984 points so far this season (70.3 per game) and they snag 36.1 boards per game. As an offense, the Commodores are shooting 40.7% from the floor, which is ranked 319th in the country.
The Commodores on the defensive end are ranked 41st in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 62.4. They are forcing their opponents into 16.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the floor (83rd in the country). The Vanderbilt defense surrenders 30.4% from downtown (100 of 329) and opponents are making 73.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 12.1 dimes and 34.0 rebounds per game, which is 144th and 145th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kentucky
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