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Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide College Basketball Betting Preview

Coleman Coliseum will host Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Alabama Crimson Tide as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vanderbilt Commodores will look to cover the spread vs the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, as the Commodores are 7-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson Tide are 6-5 ATS. Vanderbilt is 7-5-1 against the total, while Alabama is 2-9 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Alabama Crimson Tide, most recently No. 57 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vanderbilt Commodores, who rate No. 59 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Alabama's No. 225-ranked scoring average of 68.54 PPG, against a Vanderbilt Commodores defense rated No. 107 and allowing 69.36 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 43.47% to date this season, less than the Vanderbilt Commodores shooters have managed so far (43.69% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Auburn was victimized by Matthew Fisher-Davis for 33 points as the Commodores defeated the Tigers 80-61 in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Avery Johnson Jr. scored 13 points leading the Crimson Tide to a 68-58 victory over Mississippi State at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Vanderbilt is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Vanderbilt is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games on the road
  • Vanderbilt is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Alabama
  • Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Vanderbilt
  • Alabama is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Vanderbilt

Next Betting Matchups

Vanderbilt home to Kentucky, Tuesday, January 10th
Alabama at Florida, Tuesday, January 10th