Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee SEC Tournament - 3/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (15-15) at Vanderbilt Commodores (19-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -4 -- Over/Under: 126 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Thursday in Nashville in SEC college basketball tournament action.
The Vanderbilt Commodores finished the season at 19-12 and they finished in seventh place in the SEC standings. Vandy is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Damian Jones leads the Commodores averaging 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Riley LaChance is averaging 12.5 points, James Siakam is averaging 9.1 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 8.9 points. Vanderbilt is 1-1 in neutral site games, 9-9 in the SEC, and they have won eight of their last 10 games.
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The Tennessee Volunteers finished the season at 15-15 and in 10th place in the SEC standings. Tennessee is averaging 62.9 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Volunteers averaging 15.6 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, Kevin Punter is averaging 10.2 points, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 6.9 points. Tennessee is 1-3 in neutral site games and 7-11 in the SEC.
Vanderbilt is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that covers the point spread. Tennessee is 5-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-3-2 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
Vanderbilt has just been playing beter of late and I see that carrying over into this one.