Vanderbilt vs. Stanford - 3/24/15 NIT Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (21-13) at Stanford Cardinal (21-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores and Stanford Cardinal play Tuesday night in the NIT Quarterfinal.
The Vanderbilt Commodores look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, Vanderbilt is averaging 70.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Damian Jones is averaging 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds while Riley LaChance is averaging 12.4 points and 2.8 assists. Wade Baldwin IV is dishing 4.5 assists and James Siakam is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores have five players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 38.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Vandy is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Stanford Cardinal look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Stanford is averaging 72.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Chasson Randle is averaging 19.4 points and 3.1 assists while Anthony Brown is averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Stefan Nastic is the third double-digit scorer and Rosco Allen is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal have four players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 72.4 percent from the line and 38.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Commodores are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Cardinal are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Vanderbilt just continues to surprise and is flat out shooting lights out. While Stanford is also a solid team and will have the advantage of its home crowd, I like the value of the free points with a team that can really fill it up.