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Grambling State vs Vanderbilt Pick & Preview: Friday, December 9th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Commodores Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Grambling State Tigers at Vanderbilt Commodores
  • Where: Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy)
  • Date: Friday, December 9th
  • Betting Odds: Grambling State +14.5, GRMBST +805 | VAND -1427 O/U 138.0

Tigers Preview:

The Grambling State Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 9th game of the season, posting a record of 5-3. So far, the Tigers have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. For the season, Grambling State has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +14.5 point underdogs.

Grambling State’s leading scorer this season is Cam Christon who is averaging 12.38 points per contest. So far, Christon has accounted for 18.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.12 rebounds per game and 1.62 assists. Carte’are Gordon is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 14.0 points per game. Between him and Gordon, they are accounting for 36.3% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Grambling State this season, as they are currently ranked 373rd in college basketball at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 389th in the NCAA.

Commodores Preview:

The Vanderbilt Commodores head into today’s game in what will be their 10th game of the season, posting a record of 5-4. Currently, the Commodores have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Commodores’ are sitting with a betting line that is -14.5 points in their favor. For the season, Vanderbilt has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.

Vanderbilt will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Myles Stute who is averaging 12.88 points per game for the Commodores. Stute is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Commodores’ offensive gameplan is the play of Liam Robbins who has hit 56.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.25 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Vanderbilt this season, as they are currently ranked 229th in college basketball at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Commodores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 265th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Grambling State Tigers +14.5

Our analysis for this game between Vanderbilt Commodores and the Grambling State Tigers points to Grambling State covering the spread as +14.5 point underdogs. We the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Grambling State to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Tigers are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Grambling State won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Grambling State Tigers at +14.5.

 


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