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Sycamores vs Commodores College Hoops Game Preview

Indiana State SycamoresVanderbilt Commodores
Dec 17, 5:30 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

Indiana State Sycamores vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds


The Commodores hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Indiana State Sycamores pay a visit to Memorial Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Commodores currently sports a 6-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Sycamores are 7-2 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Commodores produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sycamores have gone 4-4 against the number.

View Indiana State vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Commodores sit at No. 37 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sycamores sit at No. 214 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Commodores will win this game 75-73.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Vanderbilt's No. 66-ranked scoring average of 75.3 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 80 and allowing 62.1 PPG. The Commodores FG% has averaged 45.6% to date this season, more than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 152-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, rates No. 144 in scoring at home.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 68-57 result against Maryville on December 10. Myles Walker scored 20 points leading the Sycamores to a 68-57 victory over Maryville at Hulman Center on Saturday.

Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were an 87-83 winner as they battled Davidson on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Commodores used a 30-point performance from Jeffery Taylor to help Vanderbilt smack Davidson 87-83 on Wednesday at Belk Arena.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Davidson are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Sycamores at Commodores trends to consider:
Indiana State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana State's last 12 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Vanderbilt is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Indiana State home to Louisiana-Monroe, Wednesday, December 21
Vanderbilt home to Longwood, Monday, December 19