St. Mary's vs. Vanderbilt NT Tournament - 3/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (19-13) at St. Mary's Gaels (21-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -2 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Wednesday at McKeon Pavilion in an opening round NIT Tournament game.
The St. Mary’s Gaels of the West Coast Conference finished the season at 21-9 playing the 112th ranked schedule to earn their spot hosting this game. St. Mary’s is averaging 69.2 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 19.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 10.7 points, and Garret Jackson is averaging 8.0 points. St. Mary’s is 14-4 a home and 8-3 outside of the WCC.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores of the SEC are 19-13 this season and they played the 94th ranked schedule in the nation. Vandy is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Damian Jones leads the Commodores averaging 14.4 points per game. Riley LaChance is averaging 12.5 points, Wade Baldwin IV is averaging 9.1 points, and James Siakam is averaging 8.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Vanderbilt is 4-7 on the road and 10-3 outside of the SEC.
St. Mary’s is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games, and 9-2 against the spread following a loss. Vandy is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, and 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total is set on the high side but I see a high scoring game so my free pick is the over. My stronget play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the premium area as well as on the app.