The Commodores and Gamecocks are set to face off at 1:00 ET on SECN. The Gamecocks will host the game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 129.5 points, and South Carolina is favored by -11.5 to win at home against Vanderbilt.
VANDERBILT COMMODORES VS SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +11.5
This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE VANDERBILT COMMODORES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Gamecocks.
- Even though we have South Carolina winning straight-up, we like Vanderbilt at +11.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will the Commodores Make it Happen on the Road?
Despite being 1-13 as the underdog this season, Vanderbilt is a double-digit underdog once again, this time at +11.5. The Commodores are 0-6 on the road this season with an average scoring margin of -13.0 points per game.
Over their last 10 road games, Vanderbilt has gone just 2-8. In their most recent game, they lost to Kentucky by a score of 109-77. On the season, they are 6-16 overall and 1-8 in the Southeastern Conference.
As the underdog, Vanderbilt has gone 6-7-1 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-3-1, and over their last three road games, they are 0-2-1 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record in Vanderbilt games is 6-16, and today’s line of 129.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (142.7). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points.
In their recent matchup, the Vanderbilt offense ended with 77 points against Kentucky. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.5% and made 11 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Ezra Manjon who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.7. Tyrin Lawrence also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.9.
On the defensive side, Vanderbilt is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.3 threes per game vs. South Carolina. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 38.1%.
Are South Carolina Ready for a Home Win?
South Carolina enters tonight’s game against Vanderbilt as 11.5-point favorites. The Gamecocks have been the favorite in 13 of their 23 games this season, going 12-1 in those matchups. At home, South Carolina is 14-1 this season, and they have won their last three games at home.
Overall, the Gamecocks have won six straight games, and they are 20-3 on the season. In Southeastern Conference play, South Carolina is 8-2, and they have gone 12-1 in non-conference games. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +12.1 points per game.
South Carolina’s ATS record for the season is 17-6, and they are 8-5 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gamecocks have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. At home this season, South Carolina is 10-5 vs. the spread.
South Carolina’s over/under record this season is 10-13 and today’s line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 140.3 in their games. So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 129 points.
The South Carolina offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against Ole Miss. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.7% and connected on 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Collin Murray-Boyles with 16 points. Ta’lon Cooper also added 12 points for the Gamecocks.
In the current season, the South Carolina defense has excelled, sitting 19th in the nation by allowing 64.1 points per game. In their most recent game, the South Carolina defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Ole Miss knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 65 points.