South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (6-8) at South Carolina Gamecocks (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, the Vanderbilt Commodores and the South Carolina Gamecocks will be meeting on the college basketball court.
Vanderbilt enters this game with a 6-8 record so far. The Commodores have won three of their last four games, most recently taking out Alabama on Tuesday. In that Tide game, Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee put up 23 points.
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Tops in scoring this year is Jeff Roberson, leading Vanderbilt on 14.9 PPG and 8.0 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Commodores are Matthew Fisher-Davis (12.3 PPG), Riley LaChance (11.5 PPG) and Lee (10.1 PPG).
Over on the South Carolina side, they’re sitting at 9-5 this year. The Gamecocks have lost three of their last four, falling most recently to Missouri on Wednesday. In that one, South Carolina forward Chris Silva put up 18 points.
Silva is the top scorer for the Gamecocks on the season, with 13.7 PPG and a team-high 8.1 RPG. Frank Booker is the only other South Carolina player in double-figures with 11.4 PPG, but Maik Kotsar is close on 9.1 PPG.
Vanderbilt is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 versus the SEC and 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. The Commodores are also 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.
Meanwhile, the Gamecocks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. South Carolina is also 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 versus the SEC.
Vanderbilt had a really rough stretch there for a while, but seem to have righted the ship lately and are scoring pretty well. In their last four games, the Commodores have put up at least 74 points in each. As for South Carolina, they’re quite the opposite right now, not doing a whole lot of things well in their last four games. I’m going to stick with the hot hand here and take Vanderbilt to cover.