Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (11-6) at Kentucky Wildcats (17-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -22.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Tuesday at Rupp Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are rolling coming off back-to-back blowout wins and they are ranked number one in the nation. UK is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 50.4 points and their opponents are shooting 31.7 percent. Aaron Harrison is averaging 11.4 points per game to lead the Wildcats. Devin Booker is averaging 10.6 points, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 8.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. Kentucky is 17-0 overall and 12-0 at home this season.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 1106 this season and they have lost their last three games. Vandy is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Damian Jones is averaging 16 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to lead the Commodores. Riley LaChance is averaging 13.3 points, James Siakam is averaging 9.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 8.6 points. Vanderbilt is 1-3 on the road and 1-3 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 5-0 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Vanderbilt is 20-8 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 22-8 against the spread in Tuesday games. The underdog is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
Kentucky has been blowing teams out and Vandy has been struggling and even though Vandy has owned the number against UK In recent years I have to lay the monster number.