Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/31/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Coleman Coliseum is the location where the Alabama Crimson Tide (18-3) will try to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores (10-11) on Tuesday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores faced Texas A&M and ended up losing by a score of 72-66 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Commodores ended up with 24 and Texas A&M recorded 14 fouls. They converted 5 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. Texas A&M finished the game at 63.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of their 36 shots. In addition, Texas A&M pulled down 37 boards (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't have a block. Texas A&M doled out 12 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. With respect to the defense, Vanderbilt let their opponent shoot 44.9% from the floor on 22 out of 49 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 27 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Commodores buried 8 of 11 tries for a rate of 72.7%. Vanderbilt ended the contest having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and made 12 of their 32 shots from 3-point land.
Myles Stute is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He shot 46.7% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. He played 33 mins played and snagged 3 boards. He ended up scoring 22 points on 7 of 15 shooting.
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Vanderbilt will take the court with a mark of 10-11 this year. They average 71.9 points per game (178th in the nation) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. The Commodores are hitting 33.4% on three-point shots (174 of 521) and 72.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Vanderbilt is pulling in 36.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 253 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 304th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.1 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Commodores are forcing their opponents into 10.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 152nd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 270 conceded on the campaign. The Commodores are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.2% (529 of 1,224) and they relinquish 35.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 31.0% on shots from downtown and they are 216th in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.6).
The last time they took the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide took a defeat with a final score of 93-69 when they faced Oklahoma. In reference to team rebounding, Alabama permitted Oklahoma to collect 35 in all (5 offensive). They wrapped up this game 69.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 13 and ended up going 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). The Crimson Tide allowed Oklahoma to convert 34 of their 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.6% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide finished 25 for 66 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.9%. Regarding three-point attempts, Alabama knocked down 6 of 22 attempts (27.3%). They were able to knock down 13 of those for a clip of 61.9%. Oklahoma committed 20 fouls for this contest which took the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Crimson Tide recorded 19 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the matchup.
Rylan Griffen was important for the Crimson Tide for this game. He earned 15 points in his 23 mins on the court, but went home with no dimes. He converted 5 out of 8 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accounted for 7 rebounds.
Alabama has a win-loss record of 18-3 on the year. The Crimson Tide commit 18.8 fouls every game and they connect on 72.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.1 times per contest (109th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. Alabama has accounted for 1,732 pts this season (82.5 per contest) and they snag 45.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Crimson Tide are hitting on 43.5% from the field, which is 244th in college basketball.
The Crimson Tide on defense are ranked 190th in college hoops in points given up per game with 69.9. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.2% from the field (6th in college hoops). The Alabama defense allows 27.2% on 3-point shots (114 of 419) and opponents are knocking down 70.9% of their free throw shots. They have given up 10.7 assists and 38.1 boards per contest, which ranks them 40th and 347th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama
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