Morehead State Eagles vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Morehead State Eagles vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN
Memorial Gymnasium (TN) is where the Vanderbilt Commodores (1-2) will attempt to defeat the Morehead State Eagles (2-2) on Friday.
The Morehead State Eagles took the court against West Virginia and took a loss by a score of 75-57 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Eagles ended up with 18 and West Virginia accumulated 13 personal fouls. They also made 4 of their 17 attempts from beyond the perimeter. West Virginia finished the game at 81.3% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 16 attempts. On top of that, West Virginia collected 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. West Virginia distributed 11 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. With regard to defense, Morehead State allowed the other team to shoot 46.8% from the floor on 29 of 62 shooting. They also recorded 9 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 31 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Eagles converted 13 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 86.7%. Morehead State finished having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (20 out of 50) and made 4 of their 15 shots from distance.
Alex Gross is someone who was a factor for this game. He ended up going 62.5% from the field and earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 23 mins and also snagged 6 boards. He racked up 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Morehead State enters this one with a record of 2-2 on the year. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Morehead State is pulling in 38.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 50 assists for the season, which is 70th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles are shooting 28.7% on shots from downtown (29 of 101) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 67.8 points per game (285th in the nation) while shooting 41.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Eagles are able to force 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 297th in the nation in giving up assists with 44 conceded for the year. The Eagles defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (108 of 233) and they surrender 30.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 23.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 205th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (69.0).
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took home the win by a final score of 89-87 when they played Temple. In reference to attacking the glass, Vanderbilt allowed Temple to grab 33 overall (8 offensive). They shot 48.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 of 29 and ended up going 15 out of 23 at the free throw line (65.2%). The Commodores permitted Temple to convert 29 out of their 61 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 47.5% for this game. When all was said and done, the Commodores ended up shooting 38 out of 70 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.3%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Vanderbilt made 9 of 18 tries (50.0%). They were able to convert 4 of the free throws for a rate of 36.4%. Temple committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which got the Commodores to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Commodores were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 in the matchup.
Myles Stute was important for the Commodores in this matchup. He converted 7 of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 6 rebounds. He recorded 21 points in his 37 mins of playing time and added 1 assist in this game.
Vanderbilt has a record of 1-2 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Commodores are connecting on 43.2% from the floor, which ranks them 228th in college hoops. Vanderbilt has earned 204 pts on the season (68.0 per contest) and they collect 36.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.7 times per game (148th in college hoops) and they turn it over 12.3 times per game. The Commodores have committed 16.0 fouls per contest and they go 47.1% from the free throw line.
The Vanderbilt defense concedes 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (24 of 72) and opponents are making 76.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 15.0 dimes and 37.7 rebounds per contest, which is 302nd and 276th in the country. The Commodores on defense are ranked 277th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 74.3. They are able to force 11.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (247th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Morehead State
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