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Kentucky vs Vanderbilt Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 24th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Commodores Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kentucky Wildcats at Vanderbilt Commodores
- Where: Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy)
- Date: Tuesday, January 24th
- Betting Odds: Kentucky -5.5, UK -242 | VAND +193 O/U 144.5
The Kentucky Wildcats will be looking to pick up their 20th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 1-2. This season, Kentucky has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 12-3. For today’s contest, Kentucky has a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.
Oscar Tshiebwe comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 16.65 points per contest. Not only has Tshiebwe been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kentucky’s top rebounder at 14.0 boards per contest. Behind Tshiebwe, the team has benefited from the strong play of Antonio Reeves, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.68 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.3% of his shots and is adding 2.11 boards per game.
Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Vanderbilt, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 48.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 456th in possessions per game.
Vanderbilt will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 10-9. So far this season, Vanderbilt has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-5. For the season, Vanderbilt has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 3-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Commodores being +5.5 point underdogs.
Vanderbilt’s leading scorer this season is Liam Robbins, who is averaging 13.24 points per contest. So far, Robbins has accounted for 16.19% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.88 rebounds per game and 1.29 assists. Tyrin Lawrence is the second leading scorer for the Commodores, averaging 11.11 points per game. Between him and Lawrence, they are accounting for 31.4% of the team’s scoring.
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 +5.5
If you are looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup betwen the Vanderbilt Commodores and Kentucky Wildcats, we see Vanderbilt as the best bet on the spread at +5.5. 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 +5.5.
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