BBVA Compass Bowl Odds
Both teams were 8-4 this season. Houston was 10-2 against the spread and hit the under 7 times. Vanderbilt went 6-6 against the spread and hit the over 7 times.
Trends show that Vanderbilt is 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games following a win while Houston is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Vanderbilt is favored in the game, as the Commodores have odds of -2.5 points against Houston. The over/under total for this game has been set at 52.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Vanderbilt favored by 1.5 points. The spread bumped up to 3 before falling back to 2.5. The over/under total opened at 54.5 points and slowly worked its way down to 52.5.
Vanderbilt is coming off a 23-21 win over Wake Forest to end its season. The Commodores won their final four games to end up 4-4 in the SEC. The offense averaged 29.2 points and 366.7 yards per game, while the defense allowed 24.7 points per contest. Austyn Carta-Samuels has thrown for 2,268 yards and 11 scores this year, but he is doubtful for the game with a knee injury. Patton Robinette has thrown for 488 yards and two scores this year. Receiver Jordan Matthews is leading the offense with 107 receptions and 1,334 yards and five touchdowns.
Houston is coming off a 34-0 win over SMU to end the season. That win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Cougars and allowed them to finish 5-3 in the AAC. Houston averaged 33.9 points and 422.5 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 20.2 points per game. John O’Korn has thrown for 2,889 yards and 26 touchdowns to lead the offense while Deontay Greenberry has caught 76 passes for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Houston has no new injuries to report while Vanderbilt offensive lineman Andrew Bridges (undisclosed) is questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Vanderbilt, as the Commodores are getting 62% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points against Houston.