Vanderbilt vs. Purdue - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (8-2) at Vanderbilt Commodores (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Vanderbilt Commodores and Purdue Boilermakers face off on Saturday in Nashville at Memorial Gym in SEC vs. Big Ten college basketball action.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-2 this season losing two of their last three games. Vanderbilt is 4-1 at home and they have played the 296th ranked schedule. Vandy is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 49.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58 points and their opponents are shooting 36.2 percent. Damian Jones is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game to lead the Commodores. Luke Kornet is averaging 12.4 points, Riley LaChance is averaging 10 points, and Wade Baldwin IV is averaging 8.9 points and 5.6 assists. Vandy has the 23rd best shooting percentage and 25th best against.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-2 this season but they haven’t played a true road game as of yet. Purdue has played the 247th ranked schedule and they are 2-1 in neutral site games. Purdue is averaging 77.3 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36.8 percent. Kendall Stephens leads the Boilermakers averaging 12.4 points per game. Vince Edwards is averaging 10.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, Isaac Haas is averaging 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, and A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. Purdue is 13th in the nation in assists per game.
Vanderbilt is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 0-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 home games against a team with a winning road record. Purdue is 5-0 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 5-1-1 against the spread against the SEC.
Vandy wins this game outright and I don’t see them having much of an issue with it but I will take the points for good measure with my pick.