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Vanderbilt vs South Carolina 1/3/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

South Carolina Gamecocks (7-6) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (7-6)
January 3, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -8.5 / South Carolina Gamecocks +8.5; Over/Under: +128.5
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The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet in college basketball action from the Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 74-64 win over Eastern Michigan last time out. Gregory Jackson II leads South Carolina in scoring and rebounding with 17.2 PPG and 7.5 RPG while Chico Carter Jr. has 11.3 PPG and Hayden Brown has 11.5 PPG with 5.5 RPG. Meechie Coleman has 11 PPG with 4.3 RPG and a team-high 3.7 APG to lead the Gamecocks in assists and to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for South Carolina up to this point in the season. As a team, South Carolina is averaging 64.8 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 60.2% from the foul line this season.

The Vanderbilt Commodores will be out to build on back-to-back wins of their own after a 93-55 win over Southeastern Louisiana last time out. Liam Robbins leads the Commodores in scoring and rebounding with 11.9 PPG and 5.8 RPG while Myles Stute has 11.5 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Tyrin Lawrence has 10.4 PPG with 3.3 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Vanderbilt up to this point in the season. Jordan Wright also has 9.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG and Exra Manjon’s dished out a team-high 3.1 APG up to this point in the season. As a team, Vanderbilt is averaging 69.8 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 68.1% from the foul line this season.

South Carolina is 5-1 ATS in their last games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games following three or more consecutive home games while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record. Vanderbilt is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I like the over here. This total just feels too low for two teams that are fully capable of scoring well into the mid-60s at the very least and if one of these teams hits the 70s, there’s not a lot of wood to chop for the other side to get there. I think this one’s an over all the way. Give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 128.5

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