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Vanderbilt Commodores take on Wildcats in college basketball test

Vanderbilt CommodoresKentucky Wildcats
March 1, 9:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

21-7TEAM RECORD20-8

The Kentucky Wildcats host Vanderbilt on Tuesday, looking to build on their 20-8 mark against the 21-7 Commodores in college hoops action at Rupp Arena.

This season, the Wildcats are 20-8 overall and 10-12-1 ATS ATS, while the Commodores are 21-7 and 14-7-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kentucky boasts a 11-11-1 on the OU, and Vanderbilt is 12-10.

View Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Wildcats in this one, they're listed as 7.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 6 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Commodores sit at No. 9 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 85-82.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kentucky has the nation's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 77.6 PPG. The visiting Commodores defense ranks No. 146 allowing on average 66.8 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

Vanderbilt won its last outing, a 90-69 result against LSU on February 26. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Vanderbilt cruised to victory on Saturday, running LSU out of the gym and running up a 90-69 score at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 76-68 winner at home against Florida. They earned a push of the 8–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 76-68 win over the Gators on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Darius Miller at Rupp Arena.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 8-2
After playing LSU are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee are 5-5
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Commodores at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Vanderbilt is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Florida, Saturday, March 5
Kentucky at Tennessee, Sunday, March 6

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