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South Carolina Gamecocks visit Vanderbilt Commodores in college basketball clash

South Carolina GamecocksVanderbilt Commodores
March 9, 1:30 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds

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The Vanderbilt Commodores will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

This season, the Commodores are 13-16 overall and 15-12 ATS ATS, while the Gamecocks are 14-16 and 11-15 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Vanderbilt boasts a 7-18 on the OU, and South Carolina is 9-13.

View South Carolina vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Vanderbilt sat as 8.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Commodores - Gamecocks odds would favor the Commodores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vanderbilt is rated No. 121 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Carolina is at No. 226. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-61 win for the Commodores.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vanderbilt's No. 330-ranked offense, averaging 59.5 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 231 at 68.7 PPG. The Commodores field goal percentage has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 168-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 330 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina was a 79-72 winner in its last match at home against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Mississippi State was victimized by Brenton Williams for 38 points as the Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 79-72 in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Vanderbilt was a 66-40 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as underdogs. Vanderbilt was run off the court by the Gators on Wednesday as Florida routed them 66-40 at Stephen O'Connell Center.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Mississippi State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Gamecocks at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
South Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against South Carolina
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vanderbilt's last 11 games