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Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores in college hoops odds

Vanderbilt CommodoresKentucky Wildcats
Feb 25, 12:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

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The Kentucky Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Wildcats bring a 27-1 record (11-16 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-8 Commodores, who are 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 9-15-2 so far and the Commodores go 10-14.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wildcats as 11.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 2 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Commodores sit at No. 20 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 88-77.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 23 nationally ranked offense (77.6 points per game) against a Commodores defense that sits as the No. 132 at 65.5 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 48.5% from the field, more than the Commodores have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).

Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 119-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

Vanderbilt was a 59-48 winner in its last match at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. John Jenkins scored 21 points leading the Commodores to a 59-48 victory over South Carolina at Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 73-64 winner as they battled Mississippi State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Kentucky got 18 points from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist en route to a 73-64 victory over Mississippi State on Tuesday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing South Carolina are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia are 8-2
After playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few Commodores at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vanderbilt's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Vanderbilt is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Vanderbilt is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky's last 7 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Florida, Tuesday, February 28
Kentucky home to Georgia, Thursday, March 1

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