Missouri Tigers at Vanderbilt Commodores Free Prediction 02/26/20

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The Vanderbilt Commodores (9-18, 1-13 SEC) welcome the Missouri Tigers (13-14, 5-9 SEC) to Memorial Gym. The Commodores will attempt to put an end to their five-game losing streak. The game can be seen on ESPNU at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Missouri Tigers at Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Commodores lost a tough one against the Georgia Bulldogs, 80-78, while the Tigers lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks, 78-68.

Missouri held Arkansas to an offensive rebounding percentage of 7.1 (below their season average of 22.0) while Vanderbilt had a free throw rate of 0.362 (above their season average of 0.276). Vanderbilt was led by Saben Lee, who had 34 points. Meanwhile, Kobe Brown was a key piece for Missouri with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Tigers won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 77-67. Missouri’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Tigers had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. 2), defensive rebounds (26 vs. 24) and total rebounds (37 vs. 26). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

The Tigers’ Xavier Pinson has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 20 points,3.4 assists per game. Meanwhile, Lee has averaged 23 points,3.8 assists,1.8 steals during that same time frame for the Commodores.

The physical Vanderbilt offense could be living from the charity stripe in this meeting. The Commodores currently rank 37th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.279, while Missouri ranks 348th in FTA rate allowed (0.342).

Missouri Tigers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Vanderbilt, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Missouri ranks 31st in assists allowed per game (10.5) while Vanderbilt ranks 167th (13.2).
  • The Commodores rank 95th in blocks per game (3.4) while the Tigers rank 122nd in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • Vanderbilt ranks 74th in steals per game (7.2) while Missouri ranks 83rd in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Tigers rank 192nd in rebounds per game (34.6) while the Commodores rank 267th (32.2).
  • Vanderbilt ranks 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while Missouri ranks 65th (19.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.0, down from 1.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Commodores have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (4.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.4 points per game (2.8 above their season average).