St. Mary's Gaels vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 11/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Convention Center is the location where the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-2) will go up against the St. Mary's Gaels (5-0) on Wednesday.
The St. Mary's Gaels faced Hofstra and earned the victory with a final of 76-48 in their last contest. St. Mary's wrapped up the game with a 44.6% field goal percentage (33 out of 74) and converted 8 of 16 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Gaels made 2 of their 8 attempts for a rate of 25.0%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 43 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 assists in the game in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to defending, St. Mary's allowed their opponent to shoot 35.2% from the field on 19 out of 54 shooting. Hofstra recorded 2 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Hofstra collected 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Hofstra shot 81.8% when shooting free throws by making 9 of their 11 tries. They also buried 1 out of their 16 attempts from 3-point land. When it comes to personal fouls, the Gaels ended up finishing with 15 while Hofstra accounted for 7 personal fouls.
Alex Ducas is one guy who was a major factor in the game. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 25 minutes played and also snagged 4 rebounds. He ended up with 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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St. Mary's will play this game with a mark of 5-0 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 9.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 13.6 fouls every game. As a unit, St. Mary's is grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 62 assists this year, which has them ranked 185th in the country in terms of passing. The Gaels are hitting 43.8% from downtown (46 of 105) and 65.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest (185th in D-1) while going 45.2% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Gaels are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 15.6 fouls. They rank 33rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 35 conceded this year. The Gaels defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 35.7% (94 of 263) and they relinquish 27.2 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 32.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 8th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (51.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Vanderbilt Commodores walked away with a victory by a final of 76-43 when they played Morehead State. The Commodores were able to corral 38 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 48 in the game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 2 steals for the matchup. Morehead State committed 20 personal fouls in the game which took the Commodores to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 10 of those for a clip of 55.6%. In regard to 3-pointers, Vanderbilt converted 8 of 23 attempts (34.8%). When the game finished, the Commodores walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. The Commodores permitted Morehead State to make 17 of their 63 attempts from the field which had them shooting 27.0% for the matchup. They shot 11.1% from downtown by hitting 3 of 27 and finished the contest at 6 out of 9 from the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about team rebounding, Vanderbilt permitted Morehead State to pull down 28 in total (3 offensive).
Tyrin Lawrence ended up having an impact for the Commodores for the contest. He made 8 out of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 17 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Vanderbilt has a mark of 2-2 this season. The Commodores commit 15.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 50.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.8 times per contest (170th in D-1) and they cough up possession 12.5 times per game. Vanderbilt has accounted for 280 points for the campaign (70.0 per game) and they average 39.8 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Commodores are shooting 44.6% from the field, which ranks 178th in college basketball.
The Vanderbilt defense allows 27.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (27 of 99) and opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.0 dimes and 36.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 225th and 268th in college basketball. The Commodores on defense are ranked 144th in D-1 in PPG given up with 66.5. They are able to force 10.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (106th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vanderbilt
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