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Vanderbilt Commodores vs Florida Gators Preview

Florida GatorsVanderbilt Commodores
March 5, 6:00 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds


The Commodores will be trying to slam the Florida Gators on Saturday when the teams tip off at Memorial Gymnasium in college betting action.

The Commodores bring a 21-8 record (15-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-6 Gators, who are 10-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Vanderbilt go 12-11 so far and the Gators go 14-9.

View Florida vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Vanderbilt in this one will find them as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Commodores and the No. 10-rated Gators in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-78 win for the Commodores on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Vanderbilt's No. 28-ranked scoring average of 76.7 PPG, against a Gators defense rated No. 34 and allowing 61.9 PPG. The Commodores FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, less than the Gators shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.4 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 78-51 winner as they battled Alabama at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Florida cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Alabama out of the gym and running up a 78-51 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Vanderbilt lost its last outing, a 68-66 result against Kentucky on March 1. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Vanderbilt got 22 points and 13 rebounds from Festus Ezeli in a losing cause in their 68-66 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Alabama are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Gators at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vanderbilt's last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games
Vanderbilt is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games