Vanderbilt Commodores vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
TV: Youtube TV
Mizzou Arena is the location where the Missouri Tigers (12-1) will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-6) on Saturday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores played South Carolina and went home with a win by a final score of 84-79 in their last contest. Vanderbilt finished with a 45.0% FG percentage (27 out of 60) and made 7 of their 19 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Commodores made 23 of 35 attempts for a percentage of 65.7%. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 41 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Pertaining to defense, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the floor on 30 out of 72 shooting. South Carolina distributed 11 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Furthermore, South Carolina grabbed 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. South Carolina finished the contest at 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 15 shots. They also knocked down 9 of 29 tries from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Commodores walked away with 15 while South Carolina finished the game with 25 personal fouls.
Ezra Manjon is one player who played a role for this game. He finished the game at 61.5% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He accounted for 24 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Vanderbilt will take the court with a win-loss mark of 8-6 on the campaign. They are turning it over 12.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Vanderbilt is snagging 37.9 boards per game and has accumulated 179 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 258th in the nation in terms of passing. The Commodores are connecting on 33.5% on shots from downtown (116 of 346) and 67.8% from the charity stripe. They average 70.9 pts per game (205th in the nation) while going 43.3% from the field.
On defense, the Commodores are forcing their opponents into 11.1 turnovers per game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are giving up 29.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 130th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.9). The Commodores defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.4% (339 of 819) and they surrender 34.5 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 131st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 168 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the Missouri Tigers went home defeated by a final of 74-68 against Arkansas. When it comes to how they rebounded, Missouri allowed Arkansas to snag 37 overall (13 offensive). They shot 28.6% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 23 from the free throw line (69.6%). The Tigers allowed Arkansas to knock down 26 out of their 54 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.1% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers went 24 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. In regard to shots from downtown, Missouri buried 6 out of their 19 tries (31.6%). They were able to bury 14 of those for a rate of 66.7%. Arkansas was called for 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They also coughed it up 9 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Tigers earned 14 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 22 in this game.
Sean East ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers in this game. He converted 6 of 9 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and earned 4 rebounds. He tallied 13 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for the matchup.
Missouri has a record of 12-1 this year. The Tigers are responsible for committing 18.4 fouls per contest and they hit 75.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 19.8 times per contest (4th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per contest. Missouri has accounted for 1,154 points so far this year (88.8 per contest) and they snag 32.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are hitting on 51.1% from the floor, which is ranked 4th in college hoops.
The Tigers defensively are ranked 319th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 74.7. They have forced 19.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (237th in D-1). The Missouri defense concedes 36.0% on three-point shots (120 of 333) and their opponents are knocking down 74.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 13.7 assists and 35.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 256th and 264th in D-1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vanderbilt
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