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Gamecocks vs Commodores College Hoops Game Preview

South Carolina GamecocksVanderbilt Commodores
Feb 22, 8:00 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds

10-16TEAM RECORD19-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Carolina when they take on the Commodores on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Commodores sit at 19-8 (12-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gamecocks are currently 10-16 (8-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Vanderbilt is 10-13 OU, and South Carolina is 13-8 OU.

View South Carolina vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Commodores in this one, they're listed as 14.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Commodores, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gamecocks, who rate No. 274 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-64 victory for the Commodores.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vanderbilt's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 74.4 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 114 at 64.8 PPG. The Commodores field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina lost its last outing, a 68-58 result against LSU on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Malik Cooke scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 68-58 to LSU at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, Vanderbilt was a 61-52 winner on the road against Georgia. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt got 28 points from John Jenkins en route to a 61-52 victory over Georgia on Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee are 2-8
After playing LSU are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Kentucky are 8-2
After playing Georgia are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Gamecocks at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
South Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Carolina
Vanderbilt is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Vanderbilt is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing South Carolina

Next up:
South Carolina home to Tennessee, Saturday, February 25
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, Saturday, February 25