The Vanderbilt Commodores (2-1) square off with the Austin Peay Governors (1-2) at Memorial Gym. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Prediction
The Governors are trying to rebound after their 72-65 loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in their last contest. Tulsa’s 15.5 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Austin Peay, who had a mark of 22.0. Terry Taylor led Austin Peay in scoring with 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting.
In the Commodores’ last outing, they lost a close one to the Richmond Spiders, 93-92. One of Richmond’s largest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 20-23 (87.0 percent), while the Commodores were just 11-16 (68.8 percent). Aaron Nesmith put together a solid performance for Vanderbilt, leading both teams in scoring with 34 points on 12-for-18 shooting.
This could end up being a sloppy game for the offense of Vanderbilt. Since last season, Vanderbilt ranks 303rd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the gambling defense of Austin Peay has forced the 33rd-most turnovers in the country (22.0 percent). Additionally, the Governors’ 12th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 114.5) will attempt to exploit the Commodores’ 263rd-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 105.6).
Austin Peay Governors vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Austin Peay
Austin Peay ranks 35th in steals per game (7.8) while Vanderbilt ranks 252nd (5.2).
The Governors rank 127th in assists per game (13.8) while the Commodores rank 247th (11.8).
Austin Peay ranks 93rd in rebounds per game (37.1) while Vanderbilt ranks 180th in rebounds allowed per game (35.2).
The Commodores average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. The Governors rank 118th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Vanderbilt averages 23.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 110th in the country. Austin Peay ranks 132nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.6).