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NCAA hoops odds preview - Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky

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Feb 25, 12:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

20-8TEAM RECORD27-1

The Kentucky Wildcats host Vanderbilt on Saturday, looking to build on their 27-1 mark against the 20-8 Commodores in college hoops action at Rupp Arena.

Supporters of the Commodores have watched them go 20-8 and 12-12 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 27-1 and 11-16 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 9-15-2, while the Commodores have a 10-14 mark.

View Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Commodores are listed as 11.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Commodores odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vanderbilt is at No. 20. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-77 win for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 15-rated squad against Vanderbilt's No. 144-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 216 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 nationally with 8.8 per match.

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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