Vanderbilt Commodores vs VCU Rams Prediction, 11/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs VCU Rams
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
TV: Hulu Live TV
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the site where the VCU Rams (4-2) will attempt to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-3) on Wednesday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores faced St. Mary's and took a loss by a final of 75-65 in their last contest. Vanderbilt ended with a 39.7% field goal percentage (23 out of 58) and buried 6 out of their 17 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Commodores converted 13 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. With regard to defense, Vanderbilt allowed their opponent to shoot 56.9% from the field on 29 of 51 shooting. St. Mary's earned 13 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, St. Mary's grabbed 29 rebounds (3 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. St. Mary's finished shooting 56.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 25 attempts. They knocked down 3 of their 11 attempts from 3-point land. Concerning fouls, the Commodores walked away with 21 while St. Mary's finished the game with 17 fouls.
Jordan Wright is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up going 47.1% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. He was on the court for 33 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds. He scored 22 points on 8 out of 17 shooting.
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Vanderbilt enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 2-3 for the year. They are averaging 69.0 points per contest (256th in Division 1) while going 43.6% from the field. The Commodores are connecting on 33.6% on 3-point shots (38 of 113) and 56.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Vanderbilt is pulling in 38.4 boards per contest and has totaled 63 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 339th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Commodores are forcing 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 27.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 171st in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (68.2). Commodores defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.6% (124 of 291) and they concede 35.2 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 61st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 65 relinquished so far this year.
For their last game, the VCU Rams went home victorious with a score of 64-61 when they faced Kennesaw State. In relation to rebounds, VCU permitted Kennesaw State to get 33 overall (10 offensive). They shot 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 18 and finished the game at 9 of 18 from the charity stripe (50.0%). The Rams permitted Kennesaw State to make 23 of 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8% for this contest. Overall, the Rams went 18 out of 44 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.9%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, VCU buried 4 of 16 tries (25.0%). They were able to make 24 of those for a rate of 72.7%. Kennesaw State was called for 23 fouls in the matchup which took the Rams to the free throw line for 33 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Rams were able to pull down 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in the game.
Jayden Nunn ended up being a major contributor for the Rams for the game. He buried 7 out of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and added 1 rebound. He earned 24 points in his 36 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist for the matchup.
VCU has a record of 4-2 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Rams are connecting on 39.5% from the floor, which is ranked 337th in the nation. VCU has 383 points this year (63.8 per contest) and they average 34.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 10.0 times per contest (341st in college basketball) and they cough up possession 16.8 times per contest. The Rams have committed 17.2 fouls every game and they hit 69.4% from the free throw line.
The VCU defense concedes 28.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (31 of 108) and opponents are converting on 66.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.2 dimes and 35.8 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 109th and 246th in those categories. The Rams are ranked 38th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 60.5. They are forcing 18.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the floor (115th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vanderbilt
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