The Florida Gators are off to a 14-14 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, ninth in the Southeastern Conference, and are on a two-game losing streak. They are coming off a loss against the Kentucky Wildcats (82-74) in their previous outing. Riley Kugel really stepped up and performed for his team with 24 points but it just wasn’t enough as they succumbed to an 8-point defeat.
They will now take on the Vanderbilt Commodores, who are on a 15-13 start to the season, eighth in the same conference, but suffered a defeat at the hands of the LSU Tigers (84-77) in their last outing. Liam Robbins produced a brilliant performance by scoring 23 points and Tyrin Lawrence also chipped in 19 points. Unfortunately, there was no other significant contribution, leading to the team’s loss.
The Commodores will now host this game at the Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday (February 25) where they will look to avoid their second defeat in a row. On the other hand, the Gators will look to avoid their third consecutive defeat.
Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores: Betting Odds
|Florida Gators||+150||+3.5 (-110)||O 147 (-110)|
|Vanderbilt Commodores||-170||-3.5 (-110)||U 147 (-110)|
Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores: Key Stats
After starting the season 4-0, the Gators now find themselves on a downside. Their conference record has dropped to 7-8 at the moment whereas their away record is also poor at 3-6. The team is just above the average mark in offense, scoring 71.6 points per game, which ranks 178th in the country, along with 32.1 offensive rebounds, while conceding 68.1 points per game, which ranks 125th in the country.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are just above the Gators in the SEC. Their conference record is just on the positive side at 8-7 whereas their home record has given them their majority wins at 10-5. The team is also above the average mark in offense, scoring 71.4 points per game, which ranks 183rd in the nation, along with 34.1 offensive rebounds, while conceding 71.9 points per game, which ranks 239th in the nation.
Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores: Match Details
Fixture: Florida Gators @ Vanderbilt Commodores
Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 06:00 p.m ET
Venue: Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tennessee
Florida Gators vs Vanderbilt Commodores: Prediction
The Commodores are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games after an against-the-spread loss and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Although the Commodores are 1-4 against the Gators in their previous five meetings, they did win their first encounter of the season (88-80) earlier this month. They now have a chance to double the advantage as the home team tonight. Expect the Commodores to cover the spread.