South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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South Carolina Gamecocks (18-12) at Vanderbilt Commodores (10-20)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +4 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks (18-12, 10-7 CONF) and the Vanderbilt Commodores (10-20, 2-15 CONF) will meet on Saturday, March 7th for an SEC conference matchup at the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN. The game will be played at 12:30 PM eastern time.
South Carolina is coming off an 83-71 home win over Mississippi State in their last game. South Carolina has won two of its last three games overall. Vanderbilt is coming off an 87-79 rare road win over Alabama in their last game. Vanderbilt got its second conference win of the season on March 3rd, as Vanderbilt is 13 games under .500 in conference play this season. This will be both teams’ last game of the regular season.
South Carolina scores 73.4 points per game on 44.0 percent field goal shooting this season. South Carolina’s leading scorer is G A.J. Lawson, who scores 13.6 points per game. The leading rebounder for South Carolina is F Maik Kotsar, who earns 6.3 rebounds per game as a team. South Carolina allows 69.1 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +4.3 scoring differential so far this season. South Carolina also earns 37.3 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 4.3 blocks, and 7.7 steals per game as a team.
Vanderbilt scores 71.3 points per game on 43.0 percent field goal shooting this season. Vanderbilt’s leading scorer is G Saben Lee, who scores 18.2 points per game. The leading rebounder for Vanderbilt is F Dylan Disu, who earns 5.5 rebounds per game. Vanderbilt allows 74.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -3.3 scoring differential so far this season. Vanderbilt also earns 32.1 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game as a team.
South Carolina is 17-13 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. South Carolina is also 9-2 against the spread on the road so far this season. Vanderbilt is 14-15-1 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Vanderbilt is also 8-10-1 against the spread at home so far this season.
South Carolina can use any road win they can get, even if it is against lowly Vanderbilt. South Carolina dominated Vandy in the first meeting between these two, and with a chance to earn a bye in the SEC Tourney with a win and a Florida & Mississippi State loss, I think South Carolina will not mess around a pick up the win easily.