The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-0) try to stay unbeaten when they take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (4-1) at Memorial Gym. The game starts at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018, and will air on SEC Network.
Kent State Golden Flashes at Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Commodores defeated the Liberty Flames 79-70, while the Golden Flashes easily got past the Savannah State Tigers 104-84.
Kent State played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.234 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.558 (above their season average of 0.521). Savannah State was 0.182 and 0.455, respectively, for those same stats. The Commodores, on the other hand, had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.346 (above their season average of 0.232) and held the Flames to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below their season average of 27.7). Vanderbilt received a boost from Darius Garland, who finished with 33 points. Meanwhile, Antonio Williams was a key piece for Kent State with 22 points and five rebounds.
Vanderbilt figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Dating back to last season, the Commodores rank 99th in offensive efficiency, while the Golden Flashes rank 208th in defensive efficiency. ,
Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Kent State, ATS Winner – Kent State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Vanderbilt ranks 17th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while Kent State ranks 175th (22.2).
- The Commodores rank 245th in assists per game (12.4) while the Golden Flashes rank 254th (12.3).
- The Golden Flashes rank 109th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Commodores rank 222nd in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
- Kent State ranks 179th in steals per game (6.0) while Vanderbilt ranks 276th (4.9).