Vanderbilt vs. Alabama - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (10-5) at Vanderbilt Commodores (9-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Vanderbilt Commodores meet Saturday at the Memorial Gymnasium.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 66.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Retin Obasohan is averaging 13.9 points and 2.1 assists while Shannon Hale is averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. Arthur Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.9 assists. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. Alabama is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have split their last 10 road games.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores need a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 78.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Wade Baldwin IV is averaging 14.8 points and 4.5 assists while Damian Jones is averaging 13 points and 6.6 rebounds. Luke Kornet is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Riley LaChance is dishing 2.8 assists. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. Vanderbilt is allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have won 13 of their last 16 home games. Matthew Fisher-Davis is questionable with a foot injury.
The Crimson Tide are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern. The Commodores are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Alabama is a letdown spot, which isn't good considering Vanderbilt is in a must-win situation. This just has the feeling of being a blowout win for Vandy at home. Give me the Commodores by double digits.