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NCAA hoops odds preview - Vanderbilt vs. Alabama

Vanderbilt CommodoresAlabama Crimson Tide
8-4January 07, 2014, 09:00 | Coleman Coliseum6-7



The visiting Vanderbilt Commodores hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Coleman Coliseum against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The Commodores will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 5-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson Tide are 3-6 ATS. Vanderbilt is 2-7-2 against the total, while Alabama is 4-4-1 versus the number.

View Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Alabama in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Crimson Tide at No. 143 and the Commodores at No. 113 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, Vanderbilt was a 79-49 winner at home against Northeastern. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt cruised to victory on Saturday, running Northeastern out of the gym and running up a 79-49 score at Memorial Gymnasium.

Alabama was a 64-56 winner in its last match at home against Robert Morris. Alabama got 18 points from Trevor Releford en route to a 64-56 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday at Coleman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Alabama's No. 150-ranked offense, averaging 72.62 PPG, against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 73 at 66.42 PPG. The Crimson Tide field goal percentage has averaged 46.31% so far, less than the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.56% per game.

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Kentucky, Saturday, January 11th
Alabama at Georgia, Saturday, January 11th

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