USC vs. Vanderbilt Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, USC is the slight favorite on the road, as the Trojans are getting odds of -3 points against Vanderbilt. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 145 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee and will air live on the SEC Network.
USC is off to a 2-0 start on the season with wins over Cal-State Fullerton and North Dakota State. The Trojans are 1-1 against the spread and set to play in their first road game today. USC is posting 79.5 points while allowing 53.5 points per game through two contests. Bennie Boatwright is putting up 20.5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game to lead the team while Chimezie Metu has 16 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Vanderbilt is 2-1 to start the season. The lone loss with a 69-60 defeat at Belmont. The Commodores are 0-2 against the spread thus far. Vandy is averaging 70.7 points and allowing 66.3 per game thus far. Jeff Roberson is leading Vandy with 14.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Riley LaChance is adding 13.3 points per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. Vanderbilt has failed to cover in its last four games overall, dating back to last season. The Commodores also are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight non-conference contests. USC has managed to cover in its last four on the road. Despite hitting the road for the first time this season, USC doesn’t have to cover many points and Vandy has already failed to cover at home. The public betting is strongly with USC tonight and I agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: USC -3