The Richmond Spiders (1-0) square off against the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) at the Robins Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Vanderbilt Commodores at Richmond Spiders Free Prediction
The last time the Commodores played, they beat the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, 71-66. Vanderbilt’s 16.7 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who had a rate of 27.7. Vanderbilt was led by Aaron Nesmith, who was the team’s high scorer with 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting.
The Spiders barely escaped the Saint Francis U Red Flash in their last game, 100-98. The Spiders had a better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.194) and had a better turnover percentage (10.3 vs. 11.9). With 24 points, eight assists and five steals, Jacob Gilyard had a good outing for Richmond.
Richmond could put on a ball-control clinic in this showdown. Since last season, Richmond ranks 15th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 15.3 percent), while Vanderbilt has forced the 66th-fewest turnovers (17.2 percent).
Vanderbilt at Richmond Free Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Vanderbilt
Richmond ranks 22nd in assists per game (15.9) while Vanderbilt ranks 251st (11.7).
The Spiders rank 47th in steals per game (7.6) while the Commodores rank 243rd (5.1).
Vanderbilt ranks 173rd in rebounds per game (35.2) while Richmond ranks 318th (29.1).
The Commodores average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 58th in the nation. The Spiders rank 105th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).