Saint Louis vs. Vanderbilt - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (8-3) at Saint Louis Billikens (8-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens +2.5 -- Over/Under: 122 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Louis Billikens and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The St. Louis Billikens are 8-4 this season and they have won their last three games. St. Louis is averaging 60.1 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Austin McBroom is averaging 10.9 points per game to lead the Billikens. Achraf Yacoubou is averaging 9.3 points, Milik Yarbrough is averaging 8.0 points, and Mike Crawford is averaging 6.2 points. Saint Louis is 6-2 at home this season.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 8-3 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Vandy is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 51.2 percent including 41 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 61.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Damian Jones is averaging 16.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game to lead the Commodores. Riley LaChance is averaging 12.5 points, James Siakam is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 9.3 points. Vanderbilt lost their only road game they have played this season.
St. Louis is 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 games, 1-9 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread against the SEC. Vanderbilt is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 37-15 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
My free pick in this one will be on the total and i see this as a low scoring game but the total is just too low so I am going with the over.