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NCAAB Game Preview - RedHawks underdogs vs Commodores at Vanderbilt

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksVanderbilt Commodores
Jan 2, 8:00 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds


The visiting RedHawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Memorial Gymnasium against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Vanderbilt battles the RedHawks, currently sitting with a 4-7 mark (3-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Commodores and 3-6 for the RedHawks.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Vanderbilt sat as 19.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Commodores rated this week at No. 45 and the RedHawks sitting at No. 274. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-64 result in favor of the Commodores.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Vanderbilt has the nation's No. 45-rated offensive output, at 76.5 PPG. The visiting RedHawks defense ranks No. 133 allowing on average 64.9 PPG. The Commodores FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 70-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) won its last outing, a 73-69 result against William & Mary on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. Josh Sewell scored 18 points leading the RedHawks to a 73-69 victory over William & Mary at Millett Hall on Thursday.

Vanderbilt won its last outing, a 74-57 result against Marquette on December 29. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Vanderbilt earned a 74-57 victory over Marquette on Thursday, getting 19 points from Jeffery Taylor at Bradley Center.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Akron are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Auburn are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few RedHawks at Commodores trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Vanderbilt is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Akron, Saturday, January 7
Vanderbilt home to Auburn, Saturday, January 7