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Florida GatorsVanderbilt Commodores
March 5, 6:00 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds

23-6TEAM RECORD21-8

The Commodores will be trying to slam the Florida Gators on Saturday when the teams tip off at Memorial Gymnasium in college betting action.

The Commodores bring a 21-8 record (15-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-6 Gators, who are 10-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Vanderbilt go 12-11 so far and the Gators go 14-9.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Vanderbilt in this one will find them as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Commodores and the No. 10-rated Gators in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-78 win for the Commodores on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Vanderbilt's No. 28-ranked scoring average of 76.7 PPG, against a Gators defense rated No. 34 and allowing 61.9 PPG. The Commodores FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, less than the Gators shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.4 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 78-51 winner as they battled Alabama at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Florida cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Alabama out of the gym and running up a 78-51 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Vanderbilt lost its last outing, a 68-66 result against Kentucky on March 1. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Vanderbilt got 22 points and 13 rebounds from Festus Ezeli in a losing cause in their 68-66 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Alabama are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Gators at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vanderbilt's last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games
Vanderbilt is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

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