The Kansas State Wildcats (6-1) and the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-4), who both like to play slow, will square off at Memorial Gym. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Preview
In the Wildcats last matchup, they beat the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 77-68. Dean Wade was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Kansas State’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Oral Roberts. The Wildcats had a rate of 0.550 (below their season average of 0.558), while the Golden Eagles posted a mark of 0.412 (below their season average of 0.480).
The Commodores will look to keep it rolling after beating the Radford Highlanders in their last game, 74-62. Vanderbilt rallied around Riley LaChance, who was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Vanderbilt played a perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.442 (above their season average of 0.327) and a turnover percentage of 10.9 (better than their season average of 18.0). Radford was 0.115 and 12.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams battle. Vanderbilt ranks 303rd in possessions per game (66.8) and Kansas State is 301st (66.9) dating back to the 2016-17 season. ,
Both of these teams have typically finished under the projected point total. Games involving Kansas State have finished under 60.0 percent of the time, while Vanderbilt games have finished under 83.3 percent of the time. The Wildcats come into this game with considerably better straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 6-1 SU and 1-4 ATS, while the Commodores are 3-4 SU and 0-6 ATS.
Kansas State Wildcats at Vanderbilt Commodores Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Kansas State, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Commodores rank 217th in rebounds per game (35.0) while the Wildcats rank 288th (32.7).
- Kansas State ranks 21st in steals per game (8.0) while Vanderbilt ranks 306th (4.3).
- The Commodores rank 24th in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while the Wildcats rank 220th (20.1).
- Kansas State ranks 65th in assists per game (15.2) while Vanderbilt ranks 228th (12.5).