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Vanderbilt vs South Carolina Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 14th Betting Odds
Commodores vs Gamecocks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores at South Carolina Gamecocks
- Where: Columbia at Colonial Life Arena
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds: Vanderbilt -5, VAND -223 | SC +179 O/U 139.5
Vanderbilt will take the floor against the Gamecocks with an overall record of 13-12. So far, the Commodores have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. This season, Vanderbilt has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 8-2. For today’s contest, Vanderbilt has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Liam Robbins comes into today’s game as the Commodores’ leading scorer at 14.24 points per contest. Not only has Robbins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Vanderbilt’s top rebounder at 6.57 boards per contest. Behind Robbins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyrin Lawrence, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.08 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.6% of his shots and is adding 3.83 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Vanderbilt this season, as they are currently ranked 229th in college basketball at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Commodores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 265th in the NCAA.
Through 25 games, the South Carolina Gamecocks have an overall record of 9-16. Currently, the Gamecocks have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 6-9. So far, the Gamecocks have been the underdog 19 times, going 5-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Gregory Jackson II comes into today’s game as the Gamecocks’ leading scorer at 15.68 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is South Carolina’s top rebounder at 6.24 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Meechie Johnson Jr., who is second on the team in scoring at 12.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 35.1% of his shots and is adding 3.91 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Carolina this season, as they are currently ranked 205th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gamecocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.6%, placing them 385th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Vanderbilt Commodores -5
If you’re looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup between the Vanderbilt Commodores and South Carolina Gamecocks, there are two major reasons we like Vanderbilt to win and cover. Not only have the Commodores been excellent vs the spread on the road, going 8-2 over their last 10 road games, they also have the edge in 3-point shooting. So far, the Vanderbilt’s offense is averaging 8.67 made 3’s per game, placing them well above the NCAA average. Look for their advantage from beyond the arc to carry them to both a straight up and ATS win as -5 point favorites.