Vanderbilt Commodores visit Florida Gators in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Vanderbilt Commodores vs Florida Gators Odds
The Florida Gators will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Stephen O'Connell Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
Florida battles the Commodores, currently sitting with a 13-15 mark (15-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-12 for the Gators and 7-17 for the Commodores.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gators as 20-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gators, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Commodores, who rate No. 121 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-62 victory for the Gators.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's No. 59-ranked scoring average of 72.8 PPG, against a Commodores defense rated No. 29 and allowing 59.6 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 48.8% to date this season, more than the Commodores shooters have managed so far (41% per game).
Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.4 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.
Vanderbilt was a 62-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Auburn. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt earned a 62-55 victory over Auburn on Saturday, getting 16 points from Kedren Johnson at Auburn Arena.
In their last action, Florida was a 64-52 winner at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Erik Murphy scored 15 points leading the Gators to a 64-52 victory over Alabama at Stephen O'Connell Center on Saturday.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing South Carolina are 6-4
After playing Auburn are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Kentucky are 6-4
After playing Alabama are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Commodores at Gators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vanderbilt's last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida
Vanderbilt is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
Florida is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Vanderbilt home to South Carolina, Saturday, March 9
Florida at Kentucky, Saturday, March 9