Vanderbilt At Florida Spread, Free Pick & TV Info

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,January 19, 2017 6:34, EST in

It’s one of the biggest clichés in sports, but also one that is entirely true, and that is that one of the marks of a good team is how they respond to adversity. That generally means how well they can bounce back after a tough loss. Some teams go into a tailspin, while others are able to shrug off setbacks and go right back to business in a positive manner. This is the situation that the #19 ranked Florida Gators find themselves in as they look forward to their game versus Vanderbilt this coming Saturday. Florida is coming off a tough loss to South Carolina earlier this week, and while the upcoming game against a struggling Commodores team would suggest an easy bounce back game, the history between these two has shown that it might not be that straightforward. If the Gators lose this one, they know that there is a better than average chance that they will fall out of the top 25. For the Commodores, it’s all about bringing a losing streak to an end. Find out more about the updated college basketball odds.

A Closer Look At The Commodores At Gators Spread, Free Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, January 21 at 12 PM EST
Where: Exactech Arena, Gainesville
TV: CBS
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Vanderbilt Commodores

The 8-10 Vanderbilt Commodores looked for a moment as though they were going to come to life in conference play, winning their opening 2 games, but they have since followed that up with 4 straight losses, although it can be argued that they were, up to a point, competitive in all of those games. The road has been particularly unkind to Vanderbilt this season, as they are coming into this game with a rather dismal 1-4 road record. If there is an upside to this game, it’s that Commodores have had Florida’s number of late, beating them in both regular season meetings last season, and winning 3 of the last 4.

Why bet on the Florida Gators

The Gators come into this game unbeaten at home on the season, but you wonder about their mental state after losing that game to South Carolina earlier this week. You look back to earlier in the season when the Gators last lost to a ranked team, Duke, and you see that they immediately followed that up with a loss to an unranked Florida State team, although it has to be said that the Seminoles are a tougher team to play than the Commodores. Florida are also not a particularly good bet ATS, as they are just 2-2 in home match-ups this season, as well as being 1-3 ATS versus Vandy in their last 4 meetings.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

When it comes to college basketball, I very rarely side with the underdog, but I feel compelled to go that route with this game. Part of this decision has to do with the recent history between these two, and part is simply a hunch that makes me think the Commodores can spring the upset here.

Vanderbilt Commodores 69 Florida Gators 66