Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (14-18) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (19-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -10 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Thursday in SEC college basketball tournament action.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 19-12 this season and they ended their regular season with a loss to Texas A&M that ended a four winning streak. Vandy is averaging 77.1 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Wade Baldwin IV leads the Commodores averaging 14.3 points and 5.1 assists per game. Damian Jones is averaging 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds, Matthew Fisher-Davis is averaging 9.9 points, and Jeff Roberson is averaging 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Vanderbilt is 11-7 in the SEC and 2-1 in neutral site games.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-18 this season and they land in this game after beating Auburn on Wednesday. Tennessee is averaging 75.4 points per game and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Armani Moore leads the Vols averaging 12 points and 7.0 rebounds. Robert Hubbs III is averaging 10.4 points, Devon Baulkman is averaging 9.3 points, and Detrick Mostella is averaging 7.5 points. Tennessee is 7-12 in the SEC and 1-3 in neutral site games.
Vanderbilt is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games and 37-17 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Tennessee is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 0-7-1 against the spread following a win, and 5-1-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two teams.
The total in this one is set at 148 and as much as these two teams are in state rivals which suggests some physical play, I still like the over. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on SportsChatExperts.com.