Vanderbilt vs. Alabama - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (17-11) at Vanderbilt Commodores (16-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -4.5 -- Over/Under: 126.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, SportSouth
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Saturday at Memorial Gym in SEC college basketball.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 15-12 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Vandy is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Damian Jones leads the Commodores averaging 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Riley LaChance is averaging 12.4 points, Luke Kornet is averaging 8.9 points, and James Siakam is averaging 8.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Vanderbilt is 12-4 at home and 5-9 in the SEC.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 17-11 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Alabama is averaging 66.9 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooing 41.2 percent. Levi Randolph leads the Crimson Tide averaging 14.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 13.1 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.3 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.2 points. Alabama is 3-6 on the road and 7-8 in the SEC.
Vanderbilt is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Alabama is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. The underdog is 12-3-1 against the point spread in the last 16 meetings of these two.
The numbers say this one is right around the total so it is just a lean to the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.