The Vanderbilt Commodores (1-0) will travel to Curb Event Center to clash with the Belmont Bruins (0-1) in their home opener. Vanderbilt opened as a 4-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 148.5 points. Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Vanderbilt Commodores at Belmont Bruins Betting Preview
The Commodores won big over the Austin Peay Governors in their last contest, 73-54, but failed to cover as 26-point favorites. With 13 points and 10 rebounds, Vanderbilt’s Jeff Roberson had a good performance. Vanderbilt dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.207 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.1. For those same stats, Austin Peay was 0.130 and 28.1, respectively. The two teams combined to score 127 points, which was well under the projected point total of 148.5.
In the Bruins’ last matchup, they were 2-point favorites and were defeated by the Washington Huskies, 86-82. With 18 points and 11 rebounds, Belmont’s Dylan Windler played well. Washington did a terrific job of making free throws (26-36; 72.2 percent). Belmont, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.5 vs. 25.0). The two teams combined to score 168 points, which was over the projected point total of 157.
It could be a difficult game for Belmont on the offensive glass. The Bruins rank 286th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.4 percent), while Vanderbilt ranks 86th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.0 percent) since the 2016-17 season.
The Commodores are 20-15 straight up (SU) and 20-14 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vanderbilt games have finished under the O/U total 58.8 percent of the time since last season.
Meanwhile, the Bruins, have records of 22-7 SU and 15-13 ATS since last season. Vegas has also been spot on when predicting totals of Belmont games over that same time frame with an even split between overs and unders.
The Commodores won the only contest against the Bruins last season, 80-66. The Commodores played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.500 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.550. The Bruins were 0.132 and 0.419, respectively, for those same stats.
Vanderbilt Commodores at Belmont Bruins Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Vanderbilt, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bruins rank 274th in steals per game (4.4) while the Commodores rank 275th (4.3).
- Belmont ranks 27th in assists per game (16.2) while Vanderbilt ranks 190th (13.0).
- The Bruins rank 41st in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while the Commodores rank 122nd (34.4).
- Belmont ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (29.9) while Vanderbilt ranks 51st in three pointers allowed per game (19.0).