Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/5/14
Tennessee Volunteers (14-7) at Vanderbilt Commodores (12-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +4.5 -- Over/Under: 127 See the Latest Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Wednesday in Nashville in SEC college basketball.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have won their last three games and they are tied for sixth place in the SEC standings. Vandy is 8-3 overall at home this season and 2-2 at home in SEC play. Rod Odom is the Commodores leading scorer averaging 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Kyle Fuller is averaging 11.3 points, Damian Jones is averaging 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, and James Siakam is averaging 7.5 points and 5.0 rebounds. Vanderbilt is averaging 67.2 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Vanderbilt is playing their best basketball of the season.
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The Tennessee Volunteers have won three of their last four games as they are making what seems to be their annual late season push. Tennessee is 5-3 in the SEC and 4-5 away from home this season. Jordan McRae is leading the Vols averaging 19.2 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 14 points and 10.2 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 11.1 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 9.0 points per game. Tennessee is averaging 73.8 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Tennessee is tied for fourth place in the SEC.
Vanderbilt is 5-2-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings of these two, 7-3-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 18-8 against the spread following a game where they allowed less than 50 points. Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 27-11 against the spread against the SEC. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total which is at 127 and I am going to go with the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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