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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Commodores underdogs vs Tigers at Vanderbilt

Missouri TigersVanderbilt Commodores
13-2January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Memorial Gymnasium8-6



The Vanderbilt Commodores will try to cover the spread at Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday when they get a visit from the Missouri Tigers in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 13-2 and 6-7 ATS on the year, while the Commodores are at 8-6 and 6-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Commodores are 3-8-2, while the Tigers have a 3-10 mark.

View Missouri Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Commodores as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 106-ranked Commodores and the No. 64-rated Tigers in this matchup.

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Last time out for Missouri, they were a 70-68 winner as they battled Auburn on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Missouri earned a 70-68 victory over Auburn on Saturday, getting 20 points from Jordan Clarkson at Auburn Arena.

Vanderbilt was a 71-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Commodores endured a 71-62 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Damian Jones at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 25 in NCAA hoops at 39.6 per game. Contrast that with Vanderbilt’s No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Vanderbilt is the No. 174-ranked team in the country at 5.64 per game, while Missouri rates No. 119 at 6.27 per game.

A few Tigers at Commodores trends to consider:
Missouri is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri's last 5 games
Missouri is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vanderbilt's last 11 games
Vanderbilt is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Vanderbilt is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vanderbilt's last 9 games at home


Next up:
Missouri home to Alabama, Saturday, January 18th
Vanderbilt at LSU, Saturday, January 18th

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