Vanderbilt vs. Rutgers - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-2) at Vanderbilt Commodores (4-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC SN
The Rutgers Scarlett Knights and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Friday in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center in college basketball action.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-2 this season and they are coming off of an 18-point loss to St. Peters. Rutgers is averaging 60 points per game and they are shooting 39.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents shoot 39.8 percent. Myles Mack leads Scarlett Knights averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Kadeem Jack is averaging 11.5 points and 4.0 rebounds, Junior Etou is averaging 9.8 points and 9.2 rebounds, and Bishop Daniels is averaging 7.0 points. This is Rutgers first season as a member of the Big Ten conference.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are off to a 4-0 start but they haven’t played anyone of note as of yet. Vandy is averaging 71 points per game while shooting 49.7 percent from the floor and 44.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc and their opponents are averaging 53.7 points and their opponents shoot 32.7 percent. Damian Jones is averaging 16 points and 8.2 rebounds to lead the Commodores. Luke Kornet is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, Riley LaChance is averaging 11.8 points, and Wade Balwin IV is averaging 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. Vanderbilt plays a tough out of conference schedule including Baylor and Purdue.
Rutgers is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 1-5-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 5-23-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Vanderbilt is 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 Friday games and 5-1-1 against the spread following a win.
This line just looks to be way too light so Vandy is my play.