The Richmond Spiders (1-0) will be at home in the Robins Center when they square off against the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Vanderbilt Commodores at Richmond Spiders Betting Preview
The last time the Commodores played, they beat the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, 71-66. Aaron Nesmith led Vanderbilt in scoring with 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting. The Commodores had a much better turnover percentage (16.7 vs. 27.7) and had a better free throw rate (0.212 vs. 0.160).
The Spiders hope to maintain momentum after barely hanging on to beat the Saint Francis U Red Flash in their last matchup, 100-98. Jacob Gilyard fueled Richmond with 24 points, eight assists and five steals. Richmond dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.250 and a turnover percentage of 10.3. For those same stats, Saint Francis U put up marks of 0.194 and 11.9, respectively.
Richmond could put on a ball-control clinic in this battle. Since the 2018-19 season, Richmond ranks 15th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 15.3 percent), while Vanderbilt has forced the 66th-fewest turnovers (17.2 percent).
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Richmond Spiders ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Vanderbilt, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Commodores average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 58th in the NCAA. The Spiders rank 105th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
Richmond ranks 22nd in assists per game (15.9) while Vanderbilt ranks 251st (11.7).
The Spiders rank 47th in steals per game (7.6) while the Commodores rank 243rd (5.1).
Vanderbilt ranks 173rd in rebounds per game (35.2) while Richmond ranks 318th (29.1).