Vanderbilt vs. Missouri - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Missouri Tigers (13-14) at Vanderbilt Commodores (9-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +2 -- Over/Under: 139.5
The Missouri Tigers and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet in college basketball action from Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym on Wednesday.
Missouri comes into this one at 13-14 so far. Over the last four games, Missouri is 2-2, with wins over Auburn and Mississippi sandwiched between losses to LSU and Arkansas.
In the loss to the Razorbacks, Missouri’s lead scorer was Kobe Brown with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double. Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson each notched 15 points there, and combined for 14 rebounds and nine assists as well.
Over on the Vanderbilt side, they’re 9-18 this year. The Commodores have fallen in each of their last five games, dropping to Mississippi State, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia in succession.
In the loss to Georgia, Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee led the team on 34 points with four assists and two rebounds. Scotty Pippen Jr. added 20 points with two assists there, and Maxwell Evans put up 10 points with two rebounds.
Vanderbilt is 5-2 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. Vanderbilt is 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall and the under is 5-2 in their last seven home games.
Meanwhile, Missouri is 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss. Missouri is 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 5-0 in their last five overall.
For a four-game stretch beginning earlier this month, Missouri was scoring really well, with 71 or more points in each outing. Missouri scored 68 in their last game, which was pretty respectable, but they also gave up 78 in a 10-point loss.
As for Vanderbilt, they’ve pretty inconsistent when it comes to scoring lately, but it hasn’t mattered much since they’re giving up so many points on the other side. I feel like Missouri is the safer play in this one. Realistically the line isn't all that bad either--a few points is acceptable here.