Vanderbilt Commodores vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
The Texas A&M Aggies (23-8) will compete against the Vanderbilt Commodores (19-13) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores took the court against LSU and notched a win by a score of 77-68 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Commodores left the arena with 16 while LSU accounted for 21 fouls. They converted 6 of their 23 attempts from distance. LSU went 72.7% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of 22 attempts. On top of that, LSU pulled down 40 rebounds (20 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. LSU distributed 11 assists and had 4 steals in the game. When talking about defending, Vanderbilt allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the field on 23 of 69 shooting. They also doled out 9 dimes in this matchup while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Commodores made 19 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 63.3%. Vanderbilt wrapped up the game with a 46.4% FG percentage (26 out of 56) and made 6 out of their 22 3-pointers.
Tyrin Lawrence is a guy who came through in the matchup. He walked away with 22 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 85.7% from the floor and recorded 2 assists.
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Vanderbilt enters this one with a win-loss mark of 19-13 so far this year. They turn the ball over 10.6 times per game and as a group are committing 16.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Vanderbilt is pulling in 37.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 378 dimes for the season, which ranks 276th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Commodores are shooting 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (270 of 798) and 70.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.2 points per game (168th in D-1) while hitting 42.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Commodores are forcing 10.0 turnovers per game and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. They rank 200th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 412 surrendered on the year. The Commodores are giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (824 of 1,918) and they relinquish 36.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 31.1% from beyond the arc while they are 228th in college basketball in opponents points per game (71.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Texas A&M Aggies got the victory with a final of 67-61 against Alabama. In regard to how they rebounded, Texas A&M allowed Alabama to pull down 40 overall (15 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 19.4% from 3-point land by going 7 of 36 and ended up shooting 10 out of 11 from the free throw line (90.9%). The Aggies permitted Alabama to bury 22 out of 65 tries from the floor which had them at 33.8% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Aggies went 18 out of 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.0%. In relation to shots from distance, Texas A&M buried 4 out of 16 attempts (25.0%). They were able to make 27 of those for a percentage of 96.4%. Alabama was called for 22 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Aggies recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this matchup.
Wade Taylor ended up having an impact for the Aggies in this matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 15 in this contest for a field goal rate of 53.3%, and earned 3 rebounds. He accumulated 28 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and totaled 1 assist for the contest.
Texas A&M has a win-loss record of 23-8 this season. The Aggies have committed 18.4 fouls per contest while shooting 76.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per game (210th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. Texas A&M has totaled 2,273 points on the season (73.3 per game) and they average 36.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Aggies are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which is ranked 245th in D-1.
The Texas A&M defense gives up 32.2% from downtown (251 of 780) and their opponents are knocking down 70.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.1 assists and 32.0 rebounds per game, which is 214th and 67th in Division 1. The Aggies are ranked 56th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 65.6. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the floor (18th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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