Alabama vs. Vanderbilt - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Alabama vs. Vanderbilt - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores (9-20) at Alabama Crimson Tide (16-13)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Coleman Coliseum)

The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -13 -- Over/Under: 159

TV: SEC

The Vanderbilt Commodores and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Coleman Coliseum.

The Vanderbilt Commodores need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Aaron Nesmith is averaging 23 points and 4.9 rebounds while Saben Lee is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 assists. Scotty Pippen Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Clevon Brown is grabbing six rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t won a road game this season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 83.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 79.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kira Lewis Jr. is averaging 17.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while John Petty Jr. is averaging 15.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Jaden Shackelford is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Reese is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have split their last six home games.

The road team is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.

The Vanderbilt Commodores enter this contest playing bad basketball over the last two weeks, and that's not expected to change on the road where they lose by an average of 13.1 points and shoot 40.1 percent from the field. The Alabama Crimson Tide had little trouble with Vanderbilt in the first meeting this season, and they're an impressive 8-6 against the spread at home and 19-10 against the spread overall. The Alabama Crimson Tide are also 4-1 against the spread as a double-digit favorite, so when they're supposed to blow teams out, they do. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick Alabama Crimson Tide -13

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.