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Vanderbilt Commodores vs Saint Louis Billikens Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Saint Louis BillikensVanderbilt Commodores
11-2December 30, 2013, 09:00 | Memorial Gymnasium7-3



Memorial Gymnasium features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Vanderbilt Commodores and the visiting Saint Louis Billikens in college hoops action on Monday.

The Commodores sit at 7-3 (4-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Billikens are currently 11-2 (3-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Vanderbilt is 2-6-1 OU, and Saint Louis is 4-6 OU.

View Saint Louis Billikens vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

Vanderbilt opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 165-rated Commodores and the No. 27-ranked Billikens, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 79-57 winner as they battled North Carolina A&T at home. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Saturday, running North Carolina A&T out of the gym and running up a 79-57 score at Chaifetz Arena.

Vanderbilt was a 76-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Tech. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt earned a 76-63 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday, getting 18 points from Rod Odom at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vanderbilt's No. 164 nationally ranked offense (72.2 points per game) against a Billikens defense that sits as the No. 8 at 58.38 PPG. The Commodores have been averaging 46.46% from the field, more than the Billikens have managed so far this season (43.83% on average).

A few Billikens at Commodores trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vanderbilt's last 7 games
Vanderbilt is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Vanderbilt is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Saint Louis home to Yale, Saturday, January 4th
Vanderbilt at Northeastern, Saturday, January 4th

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