Presbyterian vs Vanderbilt Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/7/23
Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0) vs Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-0)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
Betting Odds: Vanderbilt Commodores -17.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Presbyterian Blue Hose will play the Vanderbilt Commodores in a non-conference game on Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. Presbyterian is coming off of an awful season where they only won five games, while Vanderbilt did win 22 games last season.
The Presbyterian Blue Hose were 5-27 (1-17) last season and they finished last in the Big South standings. Presbyterian did open last season with a win against Carolina University, but it was all downhill from there. The Blue Hose lost to Campbell in the first round of the Big South Conference Tournament by a score of 68-63. Presbyterian scored 63.2 points per game with 32.8 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game, while allowing 69.5 points against per game last year. Presbyterian does return their third leading scorer from last season, which was Crosby James and he averaged 9.3 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game, and 0.8 assists per game. Presbyterian shot 42% from the field, 62.5% on free throws, and 31% on three pointers last season.
The Vanderbilt Commodores went 22-15 (11-7) last year and they finished tied for fourth in the SEC standings. Vanderbilt had a very solid season and they made a nice run in the NIT. Vanderbilt defeated LSU and Kentucky in the SEC Tournament, but they lost to Texas A&M by a score of 87-75. The Commodores did defeat Yale and Michigan in the NIT, before losing to UAB. Vanderbilt scored 71.9 points per game with 36.2 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, while allowing 71.5 points against per game this season. Tyrin Lawrence returns as the second leading scorer from last year and he averaged 13.1 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Vanderbilt shot 42.9% from the field, 71.2% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers.
Vanderbilt is coming off of a very strong season last year and they were able to finish the season on a positive note by winning a few games in the NIT. On the other side, Presbyterian had one of the worst records in the whole country last season and I don’t think it is going to get much better this season. There were very few positives for this Blue Hose team last season and I think Vanderbilt is going to blow the doors off of them here. Take the Commodores in this matchup.