Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (15-12) at Tennessee Volunteers (14-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-12 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Tennessee is averaging 63.3 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Volunteers averaging 15.7 points per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.7 points, Armani Moore is averaging 10.7 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 6.5 points. Tennessee is 9-5 at home and 6-8 in the SEC.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 15-12 this season and they have won four of their last six games. Vandy is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Damian Jones leads the Commodores averaging 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Riley LaChance is averaging 12.6 points, James Siakam is averaging 8.9 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 8.5 points. Vanderbilt is 2-7 on the road and 5-9 in the SEC.
Tennessee is 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 0-8-1 against the spread against a team with a road winning percentage worse than .400. Vanderbilt is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 37-14 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points, and 1-4 against the spread in Thursday games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Vandy is playing the better basketball right now so as a mild dog they are the choice here.