Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
The Vanderbilt Commodores (13-10) are traveling to Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Tennessee Volunteers (17-6).
The Vanderbilt Commodores stepped onto the hardwood against Missouri and went home with a win by a final score of 70-62 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Commodores finished with 14 while Missouri recorded 27 fouls. They made 5 of 25 shots from 3-point land. Missouri finished the game at 58.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of 12 tries. Additionally, Missouri pulled down 26 rebounds (8 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Missouri recorded 9 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In the matter of defense, Vanderbilt allowed 41.0% from the field on 25 of 61 shooting. They also distributed 9 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 36 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Commodores made 24 of 35 shots for a rate of 68.6%. Vanderbilt finished with a 42.2% FG percentage (19 out of 45) and buried 8 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land.
Scotty Pippen is one guy who was a factor in this game. He notched 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and snagged 1 board. He went 46.2% from the field and dished out 4 assists.
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Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-10 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.4 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Vanderbilt is snagging 34.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 259 dimes for the campaign, which is 286th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Commodores are connecting on 33.2% on 3-pointers (191 of 576) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 69.0 points per contest (242nd in the country) while hitting 41.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Commodores are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 29.6% on shots from distance while they are 74th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (65.2). The Commodores defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (526 of 1,260) and they relinquish 34.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 175th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 283 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last played, the Tennessee Volunteers got the victory with a final of 72-63 against Mississippi State. In the matter of how they rebounded, Tennessee permitted Mississippi State to get 27 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 35.7% from distance by going 5 of 14 and ended up going 14 out of 23 at the free throw line (60.9%). The Volunteers allowed Mississippi State to knock down 22 of 44 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Volunteers walked away from this one shooting 28 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Tennessee made 8 of their 19 tries (42.1%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.9%. Mississippi State earned 14 fouls for this game which got the Volunteers to the free throw line for 9 shots. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 13 steals in the matchup. The Volunteers were able to corral 17 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for this contest.
Kennedy Chandler pitched in for the Volunteers for the contest. He earned 18 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 dimes in the game. He knocked down 8 of 13 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and had 5 rebounds.
Tennessee has a mark of 17-6 on the year. The Volunteers commit 16.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 70.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.9 times per contest (14th in D-1) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. Tennessee has scored 1,712 pts for the season (74.4 per contest) and they pull down 36.2 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Volunteers are shooting 43.9% from the field, which is ranked 191st in the country.
The Tennessee defense gives up 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (163 of 496) and their opponents are making 68.5% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.6 assists and 33.3 boards every game, which ranks them 98th and 101st in Division 1. The Volunteers are ranked 33rd in the nation in points allowed per contest with 63.0. They are forcing their opponents into 17.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (111th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tennessee
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