Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (11-7) at Kentucky Wildcats (14-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -5.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday in Lexington in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-4 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Kentucky is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Jamal Murray leads UK averaging 17.8 points per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 assists, Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Alex Poythresss is averaging 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Kentucky is 10-0 at home and 4-2 in SEC play.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-7 this season and they have won their last three games. Vandy is averaging 78.9 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points per game and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Wade Baldwin IV leads the Commodores averaging 14.9 points per game. Damian Jones is averaging 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds, Riley LaChance is averaging 9.7 points, and Luke Kornet is averaging 9.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. Vanderbilt is 1-4 on the road and 3-3 in SEC games.
Kentucky is 10-4-2 against the spread against the SEC, 2-9 against the spread following a win, and 1-5-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Vanderbilt is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 road games, 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The underdog is 6-0-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
Vandy is playing well right now and I expect them to give UK at least a scare here.