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Missouri vs. Vanderbilt - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vanderbilt at Missouri
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Mizzou Arena
Columbia, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Missouri -3.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Vanderbilt at Missouri
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and Missouri Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Mizzou Arena.

The Vanderbilt Commodores could use a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 74.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds while Saben Lee is averaging 13.5 points and 3.8 assists. Simisola Shittu is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Nesmith is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost their last four road games.

The Missouri Tigers also need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 67.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Jordan Geist is averaging 13.8 points and three assists while Mark Smith is averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jeremiah Tilmon is the third double-digit scorer and Javon Pickett is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have lost their last three home games.

The Commodores are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 15-36 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southeastern and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Commodores last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Commodores last 7 vs. Southeastern.

The Vanderbilt Commodores are just getting drilled during their eight-game losing streak, which includes being outscored by an average of 18 points while allowing 49.1 percent shooting in their last five games. Vanderbilt hasn't been much better on the road where it's losing by an average of 13.8 points while shooting just 35.9 percent from the field. Despite three straight losses, the Missouri Tigers still have a positive point differential at home and are still an above-average defensive team overall. Fading Vanderbilt the last couple of years has been quite profitable. I'll lay the chalk with Missouri.   

Pick:
Missouri -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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