Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (14-8) at Vanderbilt Commodores (13-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday at Memorial Gym in SEC college basketball.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have won their last four games to raise their record in the SEC to 5-4. Vandy is tied for fourth place in the SEC and they are 9-3 at home this season. Rod Odom leads the Commodores averaging 14.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Kyle Fuller is averaging 11.3 points, Damian Jones is averaging 11 points and 5.2 rebounds, James Siakam is averaging 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds. Vanderbilt is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Vanderbilt is looking to continue their run and sneak into the NCAA Tournament.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming off of a win but it has been a rough season Arkansas is 3-6 in the SEC and 2-6 away from home as they sit in 10th place in the conference standings. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds. Rashad Madden is averaging 12.7 points, Michael Qualls is averaging 11.2 points, and Alandaise Harris is averaging 9.0 points. Arkansas is averaging 81.2 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Arkansas has lost four of their last six games.
Vanderbilt is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, 3-1-2 against the spread in their last six home games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a win. Arkansas is 15-39 against the spread in their last 54 road games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one will be on the total and I will post that when the totals are released so please check back. 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.