Vanderbilt Commodores vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview
Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Kentucky vs Vanderbilt battle Wednesday at Rupp Arena as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Wildcats bring a 17-8 record (8-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-14 Commodores, who are 12-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 11-10 so far and the Commodores go 5-15.
Bettors looking to back visiting Vanderbilt before tip-off in this one found them as 12-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 17 and the Commodores at No. 153 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-63 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 35 nationally ranked offense (74.4 points per game) against a Commodores defense that sits as the No. 40 at 60.3 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Commodores have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Vanderbilt owns the country's No. 43-rated mark, allowing 62.8 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.
Vanderbilt was a 63-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt earned a 63-56 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday, getting 19 points from Rod Odom at Memorial Gymnasium.
Kentucky lost its last outing, an 88-58 result against Tennessee on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Kentucky was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Tennessee and falling by an 88-58 score at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Missouri are 1-1
After playing Tennessee are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Commodores at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vanderbilt's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Vanderbilt is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Kentucky is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, Saturday, February 23
Kentucky home to Missouri, Saturday, February 23