Texas Longhorns vs. Vanderbilt Commodores - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (12-8) at Texas Longhorns (13-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores will travel to play the Texas Longhorns in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Texas Longhorns are 13-7 (5-3) and are coming off of a win against TCU by a score of 71-54. Texas has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 4th in the Big 12 standings. Texas has recent big wins against Iowa State and West Virginia. Texas is averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 67.7 points per game. Texas is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for Texas. Javan Felix is averaging 11 points per game and 2.1 assists per game for the Longhorns. Texas is shooting 63.2% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 12-8 (4-4) and are coming off of a win against Florida by a score of 60-59. Vanderbilt has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 6th in the SEC standings. Vanderbilt has conference wins against Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, and Auburn. Vanderbilt is averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 66 points per game. Vanderbilt is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Wade Baldwin IV is averaging 15 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Vanderbilt. Damian Jones is averaging 13 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Commodores. Vanderbilt is shooting 70.7% on free throws, 40.3% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
Vanderbilt is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Vanderbilt is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The under is 5-2-1 in Vanderbilt’s last 8 non-conference games. Texas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Texas is 4-11 in their last 15 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 Texas games against the SEC.
This should be a very entertaining game between two teams that are middle of the pack in their conferences. Texas has had some big wins this season, while Vanderbilt has had all of their conference wins come against unranked opponents. With Texas having the home court advantage, I like them in this matchup.