Auburn Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN
The Vanderbilt Commodores (14-12) welcome the Auburn Tigers (18-8) at Memorial Gymnasium (TN) on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers played Missouri and notched a win by a score of 89-56 in their last contest. Auburn ended with a 48.5% field goal percentage (32 out of 66) and knocked down 9 of 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 16 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 48 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 dimes for this game while creating 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In reference to defending, Auburn allowed 31.6% from the floor on 18 out of 57 shooting. Missouri earned 10 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Additionally, Missouri grabbed 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Missouri finished the contest at 83.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 18 shots. They converted 5 out of their 22 tries from three-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Tigers ended up walking away with 19 and Missouri had 16 personal fouls.
Johni Broome is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He was able to score 20 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes played and collected 10 boards. He went 61.5% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes.
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Auburn will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 18-8 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 72.8 pts per game (155th in the nation) while shooting 43.9% from the floor. The Tigers are hitting 29.9% on 3-point shots (164 of 548) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Auburn is snagging 37.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 378 dimes this season, which ranks 92nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.1 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Tigers are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are 34th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 272 surrendered for the campaign. The Tigers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.3% (577 of 1,467) and they relinquish 34.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 27.1% on three-point shots while they are 51st in Division 1 in points per game allowed (64.7).
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores got the victory with a final of 75-64 when they played South Carolina. The Commodores snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for this game. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. South Carolina earned 18 fouls in this matchup which took the Commodores to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 65.2%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Vanderbilt converted 10 of their 37 attempts (27.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Commodores finished shooting 25 out of 65 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5%. The Commodores allowed South Carolina to bury 21 out of 58 tries from the field which had them sitting at 36.2% in the game. They finished 25.9% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 27 and ended up going 15 out of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Vanderbilt allowed South Carolina to snag 31 overall (8 offensive).
Liam Robbins ended up being important for the Commodores in the matchup. He accumulated 24 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He buried 8 out of 14 in this game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 8 rebounds.
Vanderbilt has a record of 14-12 for the campaign. The Commodores commit 16.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 71.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.9 times per game (285th in the country) and they are giving up possession 11.0 times per game. Vanderbilt has accumulated 1,856 pts for the year (71.4 per game) and they pull in 37.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Commodores are connecting on 41.9% from the floor, which ranks them 311th in the nation.
The Vanderbilt defense allows 31.7% from downtown (185 of 584) and opponents are knocking down 71.5% of their free throw shots. They give up 13.3 dimes and 35.8 boards per game, which ranks them 226th and 281st in college basketball. The Commodores on the defensive end are ranked 238th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 71.7. They are able to force 10.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (192nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn
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