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Arkansas vs Vanderbilt Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Razorbacks vs Commodores Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks at Vanderbilt Commodores
- Where: Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy)
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Arkansas -4.5, ARK -202 | VAND +164 O/U 141.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Vanderbilt, the Arkansas Razorbacks will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 12-4. On the road, the Razorbacks will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 2-2. So far, the Razorbacks have been favored 13 times, going 11-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Arkansas as -4.5 point favorites.
Arkansas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ricky Council IV who is averaging 17.94 points per game for the Razorbacks. IV is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Razorbacks’ offensive game plan is the play of Anthony Black who has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 points per game.
Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs Vanderbilt, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 16 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.
The Vanderbilt Commodores head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 8-8. So far this season, Vanderbilt has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-4. For the season, Vanderbilt has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Commodores being +4.5 point underdogs.
Liam Robbins comes into today’s game as the Commodores’ leading scorer at 13.2 points per contest. Not only has Robbins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Vanderbilt’s top rebounder at 6.07 boards per contest. Behind Robbins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Myles Stute, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.93 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.5% of his shots and is adding 5.33 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Vanderbilt this season, as they are currently ranked 229th in college basketball at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Commodores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 265th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Vanderbilt Commodores +4.5
If you are looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup betwen the Vanderbilt Commodores and Arkansas Razorbacks, we see Vanderbilt as the best bet on the spread at +4.5. Look for the Commodores’ offense to continue their strong 3-point shooting as they are averaging 8.67 made 3’s per contest. Not only do they have the edge from beyond the arc, but they also have a good track record vs the spread as the underdog. In Vanderbilt’s last 10 games as the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 9-1. Going into the game, we feel good about grabbing Vanderbilt +4.5.