2021 College World Series preview: Vanderbilt vs. Stanford betting odds, picks, analysis, more

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Here are the resources you need for Vanderbilt vs. Stanford on June 23 at the 2021 College World Series.

Vanderbilt vs. Stanford betting odds (via DraftKings)

Run Line: Stanford +1.5 (-165), Vanderbilt -1.5 (+145)

Over/Under: 9.5

Moneyline: Vanderbilt -130, +110

Projected starting pitchers

Vanderbilt: TBA

Stanford: TBA

Vanderbilt held scoreless in loss to NC State

The Vanderbilt offense had no answers against North Carolina State on Monday night.

North Carolina State starter Sam Highfill and closer Evan Justice handcuffed the Commodores in a 1-0 win in the second round of the College World Series. 

The duo limited the Commodores to two singles and five total base runners. 

The Commodores had only eight at-bats with a runner on base and two at-bats with runners in scoring position. Only one runner reached third base all night. 

Vanderbilt (46-16) suffered its shutout since 7-0 loss at Texas AM on March 17, 2019. 

Read our in-depth College World Series preview for Vanderbilt at this link.

Stanford bounces back against Arizona

Stanford blasted Arizona 14-5 in the tournament’s first elimination game Monday afternoon. 

Brock Jones led the Cardinal with three hits and five RBIs. 

Stanford finished with 20 hits against Arizona, which was the most hits in a College World Series game at TD Ameritrade Park.

Read our in-depth College World Series preview for Stanford at this link.

Southeastern 14's Game Pick for Vanderbilt vs. Stanford

This is similar to Vanderbilt's first game against Arizona. It's a good pitching staff against a good offense. 

The Commodores don't have Kumar Rocker or Jack Leiter on the mound, but there are enough talented arms beyond those two to find a path to victory. Stanford's dropoff after its top two pitchers seems to be more significant. 

Of course, Vanderbilt's hitting struggles are a concern. The Commodores simply have to pick it up in that area, as they're a better hitting team than they've shown.

If the pitching is the difference, Vanderbilt has more depth. That could prove to be the difference in game three for both teams.

Pick: Vanderbilt

Southeastern 14's Best Bet for Vanderbilt vs. Stanford

Pick: Over 9.5

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