Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 2/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
The Vanderbilt Commodores (11-9) are traveling to Rupp Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats (17-4).
The Vanderbilt Commodores faced off with Georgia and went home with a win by a final score of 85-77 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Commodores ended up finishing with 21 and Georgia finished the game with 23 personal fouls. They also knocked down 4 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. Georgia ended up shooting 81.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 21 tries. Moreover, Georgia snagged 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Georgia totaled 17 assists and had 3 steals in this game. Pertaining to defending, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to go 51.9% from the field on 28 out of 54 shooting. They also recorded 17 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 27 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Commodores converted 17 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 60.7%. Vanderbilt walked away from the contest with a 50.9% FG percentage (28 out of 55) and buried 12 out of their 23 shots from 3-point land.
Scotty Pippen is a guy who was a factor in this game. He accumulated 23 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He played 31 mins and collected 1 board. He shot 50.0% from the floor and earned 9 dimes.
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Vanderbilt enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 11-9 for the season. They average 68.6 points per game (261st in D-1) while hitting 41.2% from the field. The Commodores are hitting 31.9% on three-point shots (163 of 511) and 68.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Vanderbilt is pulling down 34.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 224 assists for the year, which ranks 295th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Commodores are able to force 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They are 184th in the country in giving up assists with 252 relinquished for the year. The Commodores defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (458 of 1,095) and they relinquish 35.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 29.8% on 3-point shots while they are 69th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (64.7).
The last time they took the court, the Kentucky Wildcats got the win with a final of 80-62 against Kansas. The Wildcats were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 39 in this game. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. Kansas earned 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. With regard to three-point attempts, Kentucky buried 6 of 18 attempts (33.3%). When the game finished, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 31 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 50.8%. The Wildcats permitted Kansas to knock down 24 out of 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.7% for the game. They shot 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 18 and ended up shooting 8 out of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Kentucky permitted Kansas to snag 26 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Keion Brooks was important for the Wildcats for this contest. He totaled 27 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the matchup. He converted 9 of 16 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and had 8 rebounds.
Kentucky has a mark of 17-4 this year. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are shooting 49.7% from the floor, which is ranked 4th in the nation. Kentucky has scored 1,725 pts this season (82.1 per contest) and they grab 41.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 17.0 times per game (13th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per game. The Wildcats commit 14.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.3% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats are ranked 54th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 64.1. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (66th in the country). The Kentucky defense allows 30.3% on shots from 3-point land (131 of 433) and opponents are making 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.0 dimes and 28.9 boards per game, which ranks 62nd and 6th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kentucky
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