Vanderbilt Commodores vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 2/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Auburn Arena is the location where the Auburn Tigers (23-2) will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (13-11) on Wednesday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores faced off with Tennessee and took a loss by a final of 73-64 in their last game. Vanderbilt finished the contest having earned a 40.8% field goal percentage (20 of 49) and made 10 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Commodores converted 14 of 20 shots for a percentage of 70.0%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 27 with 2 of them being offensive. They also distributed 10 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In reference to defense, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to shoot 36.7% from the floor on 22 of 60 shooting. Tennessee earned 16 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, Tennessee pulled down 41 rebounds (15 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Tennessee finished the game at 71.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 22 of their 31 tries. They made 7 of their 22 tries from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Commodores ended up walking away with 23 and Tennessee had 16 fouls.
Scotty Pippen is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 53.3% from the floor and earned 6 assists. He played for 34 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. He racked up 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a record of 13-11 this season. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Vanderbilt is snagging 34.3 boards per contest and has 269 assists on the year, which is 301st in D-1 in terms of passing. The Commodores are shooting 33.3% on shots from downtown (201 of 603) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.8 pts per game (245th in the country) while going 41.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Commodores have forced 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They concede 29.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 80th in college basketball in points per game allowed (65.5). The Commodores defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.5% (548 of 1,320) and they concede 35.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 163rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 299 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Auburn Tigers went home victorious with a score of 75-58 when they played Texas A&M. When it comes to attacking the glass, Auburn allowed Texas A&M to get 35 in total (13 on the offensive side). They finished 13.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 of 22 and ended up going 17 of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). The Tigers allowed Texas A&M to convert 19 out of their 70 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 27.1% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Tigers finished shooting 27 for 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Auburn converted 3 of their 25 tries (12.0%). They were able to convert 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. Texas A&M was called for 21 personal fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Tigers collected 32 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 48 for this game.
Walker Kessler was important for the Tigers in this contest. He had 12 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood and earned 1 assist for the matchup. He converted 5 of 7 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and totaled 11 rebounds.
Auburn has a mark of 23-2 on the season. The Tigers are committing 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.7% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 14.5 times per contest (84th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per game. Auburn has tallied 1,999 points for the campaign (80.0 per contest) and they average 41.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 44.5% from the field, which ranks them 155th in the nation.
The Auburn defense allows 31.0% on 3-pointers (171 of 552) and opponents are converting on 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 11.1 assists and 35.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 58th and 252nd in those categories. The Tigers defensively are ranked 114th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 66.6. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 38.2% from the field (12th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn
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