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Vanderbilt Commodores battle vs Kentucky Wildcats highlights college basketball odds menu

Kentucky WildcatsVanderbilt Commodores
11-3January 11, 2014, 03:30 | Memorial Gymnasium8-5

Memorial Gymnasium features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Vanderbilt Commodores and the visiting Kentucky Wildcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Commodores currently sports a 8-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-5-1 ATS. The Wildcats are 11-3 and 6-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Commodores produce a 3-7-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 7-5 against the number.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

The Commodores were listed as 8-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 113-ranked Commodores and the No. 29-rated Wildcats in this matchup.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were an 85-63 winner as they battled Mississippi State at home. They covered in the match as a 19-point favorite. The Wildcats blew out Mississippi State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-63 win at Rupp Arena.

Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 68-63 loser as they battled Alabama on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Vanderbilt got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Rod Odom in a losing cause in their 68-63 loss to Alabama on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vanderbilt's No. 190-ranked offense, averaging 70.23 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 60 at 66.07 PPG. The Commodores field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

A few Wildcats at Commodores trends to consider:
Kentucky is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Kentucky is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Kentucky is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vanderbilt's last 10 games
Vanderbilt is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vanderbilt's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Kentucky at Arkansas, Tuesday, January 14th
Vanderbilt at Missouri, Thursday, January 16th