Memphis Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN
Memorial Gymnasium (TN) is the site where the Vanderbilt Commodores (19-17 last year) will take on the Memphis Tigers (22-11 last season) on Monday.
The Memphis Tigers faced off with Gonzaga and ended up losing by a score of 82-78 in their last game of last year. Memphis walked away from the contest with a 42.9% FG percentage (30 of 70) and buried 4 of their 19 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 14 of 20 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 37 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 51.7% from the floor on 30 out of 58 shooting. Gonzaga recorded 18 dimes and had 2 steals in the game. In addition, Gonzaga totaled 37 boards (10 offensive, 27 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Gonzaga shot 54.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 24 shots. They buried 9 out of their 27 attempts from three-point range. Concerning fouls, the Tigers ended up with 23 while Gonzaga finished the game with 15 fouls.
Deandre Williams is a player who played a role for the contest. He finished the game at 53.8% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. He played 29 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. He recorded 14 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Memphis will play this contest after finishing with a record of 22-11 last year. They had an average of 75.2 pts per game (66th in Division 1) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Tigers shot 35.5% on three-point shots (205 of 577) and 69.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis pulled in 38.8 boards per contest and totaled 522 dimes last year, which ranked 31st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They gave up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a unit committed 18.8 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Tigers were able to force their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They relinquished 32.0% on 3-pointers and they were 150th in the country in PPG allowed (68.3). The Tigers allowed a FG percentage of 39.7% (771 of 1,940) and they conceded 32.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They were 264th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 438 surrendered last year.
The last time they took the court last year, the Vanderbilt Commodores took a loss by a final score of 75-73 against Xavier. The Commodores earned 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. Xavier had 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Commodores to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Vanderbilt buried 8 of their 24 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Commodores went 26 out of 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.1%. The Commodores permitted Xavier to knock down 27 out of 51 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.9% in this matchup. They went 35.7% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 24 from the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to rebounds, Vanderbilt permitted Xavier to snag 30 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Scotty Pippen ended up being important for the Commodores for the matchup. He tallied 28 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and added 7 assists in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 21 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 38.1%, and had 9 rebounds.
Vanderbilt had a win-loss record of 19-17 last year. As an offensive team, the Commodores connected on 42.4% from the floor, which ranked them 270th in the country. Vanderbilt scored 2,548 pts last year (70.8 per contest) and they pulled down 34.3 boards per game. They assisted teammates 11.8 times per game (278th in the nation) and they turned the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Commodores committed 18.1 fouls per game and they shot 69.7% from the charity stripe.
The Commodores on the defensive side of the court were 135th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 67.8. They forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (143rd in the nation). The Vanderbilt defense conceded 30.1% on 3-point shots (234 of 777) and their opposition made 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 13.1 assists and 34.9 total boards per game, ranking them 214th and 194th in those defensive categories.
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