The Vanderbilt Commodores (2-1) will be at home in Memorial Gym when they meet the Austin Peay Governors (1-2). Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Austin Peay Governors at Vanderbilt Commodores Odds Preview
The Governors fell to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in their last outing, 72-65. Terry Taylor had a good game for Austin Peay, leading the team in scoring with 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Tulsa had a much better turnover percentage (15.5 vs. 22.0). Austin Peay, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (17-21; 81.0 percent).
In the Commodores’ last outing, they were defeated by the Richmond Spiders, 93-92. Aaron Nesmith was the game’s high scorer with 34 points on 12-for-18 shooting. Richmond did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (20-23; 87.0 percent). Vanderbilt, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 22.5).
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Vanderbilt offense. Since the 2018-19 season, Vanderbilt ranks 303rd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the disruptive defense of Austin Peay has forced the 33rd-most turnovers in the nation (22.0 percent). Moreover, the Governors rank 12th in offensive efficiency (114.5), while the Commodores rank 263rd in defensive efficiency (105.6).
Austin Peay at Vanderbilt Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Vanderbilt, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Commodores average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. The Governors rank 118th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Vanderbilt averages 23.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 110th in the NCAA. Austin Peay ranks 132nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.6).
Austin Peay ranks 35th in steals per game (7.8) while Vanderbilt ranks 252nd (5.2).
The Governors rank 127th in assists per game (13.8) while the Commodores rank 247th (11.8).
Austin Peay ranks 93rd in rebounds per game (37.1) while Vanderbilt ranks 180th in rebounds allowed per game (35.2).