Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Tennessee State Tigers - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee State Tigers (6-0) at Vanderbilt Commodores (3-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up on Tuesday in college basketball action from Memorial Gym in Nashville, the Tennessee State Tigers will be taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Tennessee State enters play here with a clean 6-0 record so far. The Tigers rattled off wins 78-64 against UC Davis, 69-65 against Northern Arizona, 69-61 against Santa Clara and 74-63 against Middle Tennessee. Tennessee State kept the winning going in their next two games, beating Canisius 72-58 and Reinhardt 96-64.
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Leading the way for Tennessee State in scoring is Tahjere McCall, with 14.5 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 4.7 APG. Wayne Martin and Jordan Reed are also averaging in double figures for the Tigers; Martin has 14.0 PPG and 10.7 RPG while Reed has 12.0 PPG with 7.8 RPG.
Over on the Vanderbilt side, they’re entering play Tuesday with a 3-3 mark so far this year. The Commodores lost to Marquette 95-71 in their opener, but then bounced back with wins against Belmont 80-66 and Norfolk State 75-52. The Commodores have gone 1-2 in their last three games, losing to Butler 76-66, Bucknell 75-72 and beating Santa Clara 76-66.
Luke Kornet and Matthew Fisher-Davis are pretty close atop the Vanderbilt statistics, with Kornet averaging 14.3 PPG with 5.7 RPG and Fisher-Davis sitting on 14.2 PPG. Jeff Roberson (10.2 PPG; 7.2 RPG) and Riley LaChance (10.0 PPG; 4.2 APG) are averaging in double digits as well.
Tennessee State is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Tennessee State is also 31-11 in their last 42 road games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus the Southeastern.
As for Vanderbilt, they’re 30-14 ATS in their last 44 Tuesday games, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. Vanderbilt is also 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall, and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
It’s pretty easy to look at Tennessee State’s schedule and say that they haven’t seen much competition yet, but the Tigers get credit for taking care of business when they have to. We’ll get to see what the team is made of a little further down in the year, but for now it’s another not-so-spectacular opponent in Vanderbilt. I’ll take Tennessee State to cover here and stay unbeaten.