Santa Clara vs. Vanderbilt - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (2-3) at Santa Clara Broncos (3-3)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Santa Clara Broncos and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Friday in Las Vegas on college basketball tournament action.
The Santa Clara Broncos are 3-3 this season and they fall into this game after losing to Arizona by 8 points on Thursday. Santa Clara is averaging 69.8 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Jared Brownridge leads the Broncos averaging 18.2 points per game. Jarvis Pugh is averaging 14.5 points and 6 rebounds, Nate Kratch is averaging 9.3 points, Henrik Jadersten is averaging 9.2 points. Santa Clara has won their previous two games before losing on Thursday.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-3 this season and they are coming off of a 10-point loss to Butler on Thursday. For the season Vanderbilt is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Matthew Fisher-Davis leads the Commodores averaging 14.2 points per game. Luke Kornet is averaging 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds for Vandy, Jeff Roberson is averaging 9.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Riley LaChance is averaging 8.6 points. Vanderbilt just hasn’t matched up well against the better teams so far this season.
Santa Clara is 10-1-2 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, 5-11-1 against the spread in their last 17 non-conference games, and 0-3-2 against the spread against the SEC. Vanderbilt is 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games, 4-0 against the spread against the WCC, and 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 neutral site games.
Vandy is a big favorite here but I don’t see it and I am taking the points with Santa Clara in what looks to be an easy winner.