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Preseason NIT - Vanderbilt Commodores Home to Virginia Cavaliers in NCAA Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Cavaliers of Virginia hit the hard court against the Commodores of Vanderbilt.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Vanderbilt Commodores betting line opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vanderbilt Commodores sport a record of 2-2 and 0-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Virginia Cavaliers have 4-0 and 3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Vanderbilt Commodores and 2-2 for the Virginia Cavaliers.

The Vanderbilt Commodores sit at No. 26 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Virginia Cavaliers sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Vanderbilt's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 75.25 PPG, against a Virginia Cavaliers defense rated No. 9 and allowing 54.25 PPG. The Vanderbilt Commodores FG% has averaged 44.91% to date this season, less than the Virginia Cavaliers shooters have managed so far (52.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia cruised to victory on Sunday, running Monmouth out of the gym and running up a 73-53 score at John Paul Jones Arena.

Matthew Fisher-Davis was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 11 rebounds but USC still won, 93-89, over Vanderbilt on Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium-TN.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Vanderbilt is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Wisconsin, Monday, November 27th
Vanderbilt at Radford, Tuesday, November 28th