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Arkansas Razorbacks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Vanderbilt CommodoresArkansas Razorbacks
Jan 12, 6:00 PM | Bud Walton Arena

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD9-5

The Arkansas Razorbacks will try to cover the spread at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Vanderbilt Commodores in NCAA basketball action.

The Razorbacks sit at 9-5 (2-3-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Commodores are currently 6-7 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Arkansas is 2-2 OU, and Vanderbilt is 1-8 OU.

View Vanderbilt vs Arkansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Arkansas opened as 11-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 123 (Razorbacks) and the No. 179 (Commodores) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-67 result in favor of the Razorbacks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Commodores is ranked No. 277 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Arkansas’s No. 116 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arkansas is the No. 204-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Vanderbilt rates No. 63 at 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Vanderbilt was a 60-58 loser at home against Kentucky. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Commodores endured a 60-58 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kedren Johnson at Memorial Gymnasium.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 69-51 loser as they battled Texas A&M on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Arkansas got 13 points from BJ Young but lost anyway, 69-51, to Texas A&M on Wednesday at Reed Arena.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Mississippi are 5-5
After playing Kentucky are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Auburn are 5-5
After playing Texas A&M are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Commodores at Razorbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Vanderbilt is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Vanderbilt is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas's last 5 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arkansas's last 9 games when playing Vanderbilt
Arkansas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Mississippi, Tuesday, January 15
Arkansas home to Auburn, Wednesday, January 16