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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Tigers over Commodores

Vanderbilt CommodoresLSU Tigers
9-6January 18, 2014, 09:00 | Pete Maravich Assembly Center10-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Vanderbilt when they take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Tigers are 10-5 overall and 3-7-1 ATS, while the Commodores are 9-6 and 7-6-1 ATS. As for the totals, LSU boasts a 4-6-1 on the OU, and Vanderbilt is 4-8-2.

View Vanderbilt Commodores vs LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Tigers sit at No. 89 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Commodores sit at No. 106 on the same chart.

Vanderbilt won its last outing, a 78-75 result against Missouri on January 16. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Rod Odom scored 24 points leading the Commodores to a 78-75 victory over Missouri at Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday.

In their last action, LSU was an 88-74 loser on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. LSU suffered an 88-74 loss against Mississippi on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Andre Stringer in a losing effort at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Commodores is ranked No. 114 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with LSU’s No. 11 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, LSU is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Vanderbilt rates No. 133 at 6.07 per game.

A few Commodores at Tigers trends to consider:
Vanderbilt is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Vanderbilt is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vanderbilt's last 12 games
Vanderbilt is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
LSU is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
LSU is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
LSU is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Vanderbilt
LSU is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Vanderbilt

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Mississippi, Wednesday, January 22nd
LSU at Missouri, Tuesday, January 21st