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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores host Alabama on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-11 mark against the 13-7 Crimson Tide in college hoops action at Memorial Gymnasium.
The Commodores sit at 8-11 (9-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Crimson Tide are currently 13-7 (7-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Vanderbilt is 4-11 OU, and Alabama is 4-12 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Commodores in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Crimson Tide was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 161 (Commodores) and the No. 99 (Crimson Tide) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-59 result in favor of the Crimson Tide has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson Tide is ranked No. 289 in NCAA hoops at 31.9 per game. Contrast that with Vanderbilt’s No. 281 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Vanderbilt is the No. 56-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Alabama rates No. 231 at 5.6 per game.
Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 41-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.
Alabama won its last outing, a 59-56 result against Arkansas on January 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Alabama earned a 59-56 victory over Arkansas on Thursday, getting 14 points from Trevor Lacey at Coleman Coliseum.
In their last action, Vanderbilt was a 58-57 loser on the road against Tennessee. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Kedren Johnson scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Commodores to a win (they lost 58-57 to Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday).
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Auburn are 7-3
After playing Arkansas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing LSU are 6-4
After playing Tennessee are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Crimson Tide at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 5 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
Alabama is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
Alabama is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing at home against Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing Alabama
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
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