Planning on watching today’s Commodores and Tigers game? Catch the action at FedExForum in Memphis, TN, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on CBS. The over/under for this game is set at 150 points, and the Tigers are the home favorites against the Commodores in a non-conference matchup.
VANDERBILT COMMODORES VS MEMPHIS TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +16.5
This game will be played at FedExForum at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE VANDERBILT COMMODORES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Memphis winning straight-up, we like Vanderbilt at +16.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for Vanderbilt?
Vanderbilt comes into this game with a 4-7 record, having played 11 games already this season. In their last three road games, which includes one from last year, Vanderbilt went 1-2. As of today’s game, Vanderbilt has a current against the spread record of 3-5 for the season. Looking at their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.
Vanderbilt comes in with an over/under record of 3-5-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 143.9 points per game so far. The Commodores have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 128 points per game.
Vanderbilt recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 78 points against Alabama A&M. This output exceeded their season average of 67.8 points per game. Offensively, the Commodores have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 353rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 326th in percentage and 149th in three-pointers made.
Vanderbilt’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.1 points per game. Against Alabama A&M in their most recent game, the Vanderbilt defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Alabama A&M to hit 43% of their shots.
Will the Tigers Make it Happen at Home?
As they prepare for their 12th game of the season, Memphis currently holds a 9-2 overall record. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Memphis has gone 8-2. Memphis enters this matchup with a positive ATS record of 5-4. In their last ten games, Memphis has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
Memphis’ games have, on average, featured 153.8 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148.9 points so far. When assessing the Tigers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 147 points per game.
Memphis’ offense is coming off a good game, putting up 81 points vs. Texas A&M. Overall, they hit 48.1% of their shots from the field and went 22/29 from the free-throw line. David Jones led the team in scoring, putting up 29 points. Additionally, Jahvon Quinerly contributed 24 points for the Tigers.
The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 159th nationally, allowing an average of 71.4 points per contest. The Memphis defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Texas A&M to connect on 6 threes.