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Minnesota Golden Gophers Home to Vanderbilt Commodores in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Vanderbilt Commodores vs Minnesota Golden Gophers battle Saturday at Sanford Pentagon as the Golden Gophers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -4-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers currently sport a 6-1 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-3 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minnesota Golden Gophers produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Vanderbilt Commodores have gone 4-1-1 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 244-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 124-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 83-rated offensive output, at 78.71 PPG. The visiting Vanderbilt Commodores defense ranks No. 126 allowing on average 69.86 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 44.85% so far, less than the Minnesota Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.89% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Commodores blew out Tennessee State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-59 win at Memorial Gymnasium.

Minnesota got 11 points from Nate Mason but lost anyway, 75-67, to Florida State on Monday at Tucker Center.

Betting Trends
  • Vanderbilt is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next Betting Matchups

Vanderbilt home to High Point, Tuesday, December 6th
Minnesota at NJIT, Tuesday, December 6th