The Vanderbilt Commodores (9-16, 1-11 SEC) look to put an end to a seven-game road losing streak when they clash with the Tennessee Volunteers (14-11, 6-6 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, and it can be seen on SEC Network.
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In the Commodores’ last outing, they got blown out by the Florida Gators, 84-66. Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee put together a good game, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Florida had an effective field goal percentage of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.510). Vanderbilt, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (20-23; 87.0 percent).
The Volunteers are trying to rebound after their 63-61 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks in their last outing. John Fulkerson was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting. South Carolina forced the Volunteers into a turnover percentage of 25.2 (above their season average of 17.4). Tennessee, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.468 vs. 0.440).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Volunteers won 66-45. Tennessee had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.541 vs. 0.235). Vanderbilt, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (21-26; 80.8 percent). Jordan Bowden was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points.
The physical Tennessee offense might be living from the foul line in this meeting. The Volunteers rank 49th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.272, while Vanderbilt ranks 295th in FTA rate allowed (0.272).
Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Vanderbilt, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Under
The Volunteers rank 164th in rebounds per game (35.3) while the Commodores rank 258th (32.8).
Vanderbilt and Tennessee average 18.4 three pointers allowed per game, which ranks 31st in the nation.
Tennessee ranks 44th in assists per game (14.8) while Vanderbilt ranks 210th (11.8).
The Commodores rank 46th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Volunteers rank 181st (7.2).
Tennessee ranks sixth in blocks per game (5.9) while Vanderbilt ranks 139th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Volunteers have been outscored by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Tennessee has defeated opponents by an average of 4.7 points.
During their last five games, the Commodores have scored an average of 70.8 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.6 points per game (3.9 above their season average).