Belmont vs. Vanderbilt - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (1-0) at Belmont Bruins (0-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Curb Event Center)
The Line: Belmont Bruins +4 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on the hardwood between the SEC and the Ohio Valley conference as the Vanderbilt Commodores face off against the Belmont Bruins on Monday evening.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will look for another win to improve to 2-0 on the year after winning their season opener over Austin Peay by a final score of 73-54. Jeff Roberson, Riley LaChance and Clevon Brown shared the team lead with 13 points as the only 3 Commodores to finish in double figures scoring in the win, with Roberson adding 10 boards and a pair of steals for the double-double, while LaChance added 3 triples and Brown put up 5 boards and a team-high 3 blocks in the win. Joe Toye added 9 points of his own, while Saben Lee put up 6 points and a team-high 7 assists in the winning effort. As a team, Vanderbilt is scoring 73 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the field, 36.% from behind the arc and just 63.2% from the foul line this season.
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The Belmont Bruins will still be looking for their first W of the year after dropping their opener by a final score of 86-82 at the hands of Washington in their season opener. Nick Hopkins led the team with 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting including 6 of 10 from downtown, while Dylan Windler added 18 points on 9 of 13 shooting in addition to 11 rebounds for the double-double. Amanze Egekeze came right behind with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting and Kevin McClain added 11 points including 3 triples to round out the double digit scoring for Belmont in the losing effort. Austin Luke led the team with 7 dimes, going just 1 of 8 from the floor with 3 points. As a team, Belmont is scoring 82 points per game on 49.2% shooting from the field, 32.3% from behind the arc and 66.7% from the foul line this season.
Vanderbilt is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Belmont is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-3 in their last 8 games overall.
I know it’s just one game, but I was more impressed with how Belmont hung around on the road at Washington while this will be a test for Vanderbilt on the road. However, I think Vandy has the deeper team here and while I could very well be wrong, I think this meeting is similar to last year’s meeting which Vanderbilt won by 14 so I’ll lay the points with the Commodores here.