Free NCAA Hoops Pick: #9 Commodores vs #8 Wildcats CBB Odds
Looking for Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Northwestern Wildcats NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Commodores taking on the Wildcats on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(19-15) Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Northwestern Wildcats (23-11)
2017 NCAA Tournament – West Region
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM ET
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Vanderbilt -1
CBB Betting Total: 130.5
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One of the most intriguing match ups of the round of 64 takes place in Salt Lake City on Thursday. It’s the classic 8/9 match up between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores.
This is the first meeting between the two teams in recent history. The winner of this game will move on to play the winner of Gonzaga and South Dakota State.
The Vanderbilt Commodores must really wish they could play the Florida Gators in every game. Three times this season the two have matched up, and three times the Commodores came out on top.
Those three wins are what help the Commodores get into this tournament.
The Commodores play a slower pace of play. They average 71.3 points per game well shooting 43.1 percent from the floor.
On the defensive side of the ball they give up 68.1 points per game and opponents shoot 42.3 percent from the field.
To win this game they need to play well on the offensive side of the ball.
The Northwestern Wildcats are finally going dancing!
This is the first berth in the NCAA tournament in the programs history, and with the team they have built there is no reason they can’t make this dancing a trend.
The Northwestern Wildcats strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They only give up 65.1 points per game and opponents shoot 40.3 percent from the field.
CBB Betting Trends:
- VAN are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 7-1 in VAN last 8 overall.
- Under is 21-8-2 in VAN last 31 neutral site games.
- Under is 10-4 in NW last 14 neutral site games.
Free Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Northwestern Wildcats NCAAB Prediction:
On paper these two teams are very similar and I think that will show when they both step on the court on Thursday afternoon.
I think the Commodores will come out on top of this game because they can shoot the three ball a little better.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Commodores -1
I think they will make a few more three pointers and that will be the difference.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Vanderbilt 66 – Northwestern 64
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