Florida Gators visit Vanderbilt Commodores in college basketball clash

Florida Gators Vanderbilt Commodores
25-2 February 25, 2014, 07:00 | Memorial Gymnasium 15-11

 

The Vanderbilt Commodores will look to upset the new No. 1 team in the country when they tip off against the Florida Gators at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.

Florida ascended to the top spot on the strength of its long winning streak and a two-game losing skid by Syracuse. The Gators opened as 8.5-point road chalk here at TopBet.

Of note for totals bettors, the total has gone UNDER in 9 of Vanderbilt's last 10 games.

The Commodores sit at 15-11 (12-11-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gators are currently 25-2 (10-10-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Vanderbilt is 6-17-2 OU, and Florida is 7-15-1 OU.

View Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gators were listed as 8.5-point SEC betting favorites earlier in the day at TopBet. The total was 123.5 over at BetOnline early Tuesday.

The Commodores sit at No. 232 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gators sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

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Florida won its last outing, a 75-71 result against Mississippi on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Scottie Wilbekin scored 18 points leading the Gators to a 75-71 victory over Mississippi at Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday.

Vanderbilt won its last outing, a 67-59 result against Auburn on February 22. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Dai-Jon Parker scored 21 points leading the Commodores to a 67-59 victory over Auburn at Auburn Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Vanderbilt's No. 146-rated squad against Florida's No. 81-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Vanderbilt rates No. 133 in the country with 6.04 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 119 nationally with 6.22 per match.

A few Gators at Commodores trends to consider:
Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games
Florida is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Vanderbilt's last 10 games
Vanderbilt is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Vanderbilt is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to LSU, Saturday, March 1st
Vanderbilt at Tennessee, Saturday, March 1st