College Basketball Matchup - Davidson Wildcats Vanderbilt Commodores Odds Preview
Vanderbilt Commodores vs Davidson Wildcats Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Davidson at Wide World of Sports Complex on Thursday in college basketball action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Wide World of Sports Complex).
The Wildcats sit at 1-2 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Commodores are currently 1-1 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Davidson is 1-0 OU, and Vanderbilt is 0-0 OU.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Davidson sat as 4-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 41 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Commodores, who rate No. 19 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-67 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Davidson's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 80.7 PPG, against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 239 at 69.5 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, almost the same as the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.
Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 74-48 loser as they battled Oregon on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Vanderbilt was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Oregon and falling by a 74-48 score at Matthew Knight Arena.
Davidson lost its last outing, a 73-68 result against Wisc-Milwaukee on November 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. JP Kuhlman scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 73-68 to Wisc-Milwaukee at U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday).
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Oregon are 2-3
After a loss are 8-2
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chattanooga are 10-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Commodores at Wildcats trends to consider:
Davidson is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Vanderbilt home to Villanova, Saturday, December 1
Davidson at Chattanooga, Saturday, December 1