Vanderbilt has lost four straight. Their last win was 80-61 against Auburn on Jan. 4. They then lost to Alabama 59-56, Kentucky 87-81, and Tennessee 85-75. Their last game was against Georgia on Jan. 17 when they lost to the Bulldogs 76-68.
The Gators had a solid winning streak going until they lost on the road to #24 South Carolina 57-52 in Jan. 17. Prior to that loss, they had won seven straight. They’ve handeld unranked SEC opponents fairly easily, beating Arkansas 81-72, Mississippi 70-63, and Tennessee 83-70. Their most recent wins include Alabama 80-67 on Jan. 10 and Georgia 80-76 in OT on Jan. 14.
One major problem is Vandy is allowing opponents 71.1 PPG. Stronger opponents are scoring more against them. The Commodores have solid rebounding, which should help them against the Gators.
#19 Florida Gators
The Gators are holding opponents to 66.6 PPG while 5.1 BPG and 8.4 SPG. Their defense can overwhelm weaker teams, tasking away numerous scoring opportunities.
Vanderbilt Plays Florida College Basketball Free Pick
The Commodores are committing two less fouls per game than the Gators and have a 5.5 percentage point edge. Still, that’s not enough to make a difference. In our Vanderbilt plays Florida college basketball free pick, we choose the Gators at -11.5.