Vanderbilt vs South Carolina Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/10/24

South Carolina (20-3) vs Vanderbilt (6-16)

Game Info: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)

Betting Odds: South Carolina -12.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vanderbilt Commodores will play the South Carolina Gamecocks in a SEC game on Saturday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Vanderbilt has lost eight of their last nine games, while South Carolina is on a six game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Vanderbilt vs South Carolina prediction.

Vanderbilt Preview

The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-16 (1-8) this year after they lost to Kentucky by a score of 109-77 in their last game. Vanderbilt trailed 54-38 at the half and they allowed 55 points in the second half in the loss. The Commodores shot 35.5% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. Vanderbilt defeated Missouri by a score of 68-61 in the game prior to Kentucky, but lost the previous seven games. The Commodores are scoring 66.9 points per game with 35.3 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per game, while allowing 73.7 points against per game this year. Ezra Manjon is averaging 14.7 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 39% from the field, 71.2% on free throws, and 28.3% on three pointers this season.

South Carolina Preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 20-3 (8-2) this season after they defeated Ole Miss by a score of 68-65 in their last game. South Carolina led 43-31 at halftime and they were able to get the win, despite only scoring 25 points in the second half. The Gamecocks are scoring 46.7% from the field and were +4 in rebounding margin in the game. South Carolina has won six games in a row and they have allowed 65 points or fewer in all six. The Gamecocks are scoring 72.5 points per game with 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, while giving up 64.1 points against per game this season. Meechie Johnson is averaging 14.5 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. South Carolina is shooting 44.1% from the field, 71.7% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers this year. 

Vanderbilt vs South Carolina Betting Prediction

South Carolina comes into this game as one of the hottest teams in the country and they are tied for first in the SEC. The Gamecocks are not great offensively, but their defense is excellent. Vanderbilt is second to last in the standings and they only have one conference win on the season. The Commodores are shooting 39% from the field and they have lost by margins of 32 and 27 points in their last two losses. Take South Carolina to win comfortably here. 

David’s Pick South Carolina -12.5

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