Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Commodores versus the Tigers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL. The over/under for this Southeastern conference contest is set at 142.5 points, with Auburn being favored by -18 at home against Vanderbilt.
VANDERBILT COMMODORES VS AUBURN TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +18
This game will be played at Neville Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.
WHY BET THE VANDERBILT COMMODORES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Auburn winning straight-up, we like Vanderbilt at +18.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Vanderbilt Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
Through 19 games, Vanderbilt has struggled mightily, going just 5-14 overall and 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores have lost six straight games, and they are 0-11 this season as the underdog. On the road, Vanderbilt is winless in five games, and their average margin of defeat is -10.2 points per game.
Most recently, the Commodores fell to Tennessee by a score of 75-62. Over their last 10 games away from home, Vanderbilt has gone just 3-7, and they are currently on a five-game losing streak on the road.
As the underdog this season, Vanderbilt has gone 5-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-2-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Commodores have a 4-5-1 ATS record.
Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Vanderbilt’s games this year (142.3). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.
In their most recent game, the Commodores’ offense tallied 62 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.9 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrin Lawrence with 21 points. Ezra Manjon also added 14 points for the Commodores.
The Commodores’ defense is presently ranked 170th nationally, allowing an average of 72.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Tennessee, the Volunteers finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 75 points vs. Vanderbilt.
Are Auburn Ready for a Home Win?
After losing two straight games, Auburn will look to get back on track and improve their perfect home record of 10-0. So far this season, the Tigers have been favored in 19 of their 20 games, going 16-3 in those matchups.
On the season, Auburn has a scoring margin of +20.2 points per game at home, compared to +12.0 on the road. Their most recent game was a 64-58 loss to Mississippi State.
As the favorite, Auburn has gone 12-7 against the spread this season and they have a 6-4 ATS mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are 7-3 vs. the spread.
Over the course of the season, the over/under record in Auburn games is 7-13. So far, their games have averaged 147.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 150.3, resulting in an average margin of -2.4. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 138 points.
The Auburn offense is coming off a game where they scored 58 points against Mississippi State. They posted a field goal percentage of 33.9% and connected on 6 threes. Johni Broome is leading the team in scoring at 15.7 points per contest. Jaylin Williams has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Auburn defense is giving up an average of 65.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Vanderbilt. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.5%.