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Commodores open as college hoops underdog vs Gamecocks

Vanderbilt CommodoresSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Jan 19, 1:30 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Vanderbilt Commodores vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between South Carolina and Vanderbilt on Saturday, with the host Gamecocks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Commodores will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 7-5 ATS. Vanderbilt is 2-9 on the totals; South Carolina is 4-4.

View Vanderbilt vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gamecocks were listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gamecocks at No. 196 and the Commodores at No. 164 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-63 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 73.1 PPG, against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 67 at 61.3 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.5% per game.

Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Vanderbilt was an 89-79 loser in their most recent outing at home against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Commodores endured an 89-79 loss at the hands of the Rebels on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Kedren Johnson at Memorial Gymnasium.

South Carolina was an 82-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Michael Carrera scored 23 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for South Carolina on Wednesday, leading the Gamecocks to an 82-73 victory over LSU at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Auburn are 4-6
After playing Mississippi are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing LSU are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Commodores at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Vanderbilt is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Vanderbilt is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
South Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Auburn, Wednesday, January 23
South Carolina at Missouri, Tuesday, January 22