Who's Playing

Stanford @ Vanderbilt

Current Records: Stanford 8-4; Vanderbilt 8-4

What to Know

The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Stanford Cardinal will compete for holiday cheer at 8:30 p.m. ET this past Saturday at SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Both teams are tiptoeing into their contest after sneaking past their previous opponents.

Vanderbilt was expected to lose against the Brigham Young Cougars this past Thursday, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. The Commodores ultimately received the gift of a 69-67 win from a begrudging BYU squad. Guard Scotty Pippen Jr. (23 points) was the top scorer for Vanderbilt.

Speaking of close games: the Liberty Flames typically have all the answers at home, but this past Thursday the Cardinal proved too difficult a challenge. Stanford ultimately received the gift of a 79-76 victory from a begrudging Liberty squad. Forward Spencer Jones was the offensive standout of the matchup for Stanford, shooting 5-for-8 from beyond the arc and finishing with 25 points and six rebounds.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Vanderbilt is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (6-3), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The wins brought the Commodores up to 8-4 and the Cardinal to 8-4. Two stats to keep an eye on: Vanderbilt enters the game with 16.8 takeaways on average, good for 32nd best in college basketball. Less enviably, Stanford is stumbling into the contest with the 32nd most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.4 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Stanford.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center -- Honolulu, Hawaii
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Commodores are a 3-point favorite against the Cardinal, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Commodores, as the game opened with the Commodores as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.

Injury Report for Vanderbilt

  • Jamaine Mann: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Liam Robbins: Out (Foot)

Injury Report for Stanford

No Injury Information