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Commodores vs Crimson Tide College Hoops Game Preview

Vanderbilt CommodoresAlabama Crimson Tide
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Coleman Coliseum

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds


The Crimson Tide hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Vanderbilt Commodores pay a visit to Coleman Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Crimson Tide are 13-4 overall and 7-6 ATS ATS, while the Commodores are 13-4 and 7-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Alabama boasts a 7-6 on the OU, and Vanderbilt is 4-9.

View Vanderbilt vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Commodores are listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 41-rated Vanderbilt taking on the No. 27-rated Crimson Tide in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-75 win for the Crimson Tide on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Commodores is ranked No. 154 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Alabama’s No. 126 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Alabama is the No. 336-ranked team in the country at 3.8 per game, while Vanderbilt rates No. 7 at 9.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Vanderbilt owns the country's No. 110-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 248 in scoring at home.

Vanderbilt was a 77-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt earned a 77-66 victory over Georgia on Saturday, getting 18 points from John Jenkins at Memorial Gymnasium.

In their last action, Alabama was a 56-52 loser on the road against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Crimson Tide endured a 56-52 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from JaMychal Green at Humphrey Coliseum.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After playing Georgia are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kentucky are 4-6
After playing Mississippi State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Commodores at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Alabama is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama's last 7 games when playing Vanderbilt
Alabama is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Mississippi State, Saturday, January 21
Alabama at Kentucky, Saturday, January 21