Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Tennessee Volunteers - 3/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (13-16) at Vanderbilt Commodores (18-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -12 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers will travel to play the Vanderbilt Commodores in a SEC game on Tuesday.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 18-11 (10-6) and are coming off of a win against Kentucky by a score of 74-62. Vanderbilt has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the SEC standings. Vanderbilt defeated Tennessee by a score of 88-74 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Vanderbilt is averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 67 points per game. Vanderbilt is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Damian Jones is averaging 14.3 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. Wade Baldwin IV is averaging 14.3 points per game and 5 assists per game for the Commodores. Vanderbilt is shooting 69.2% on free throws, 39.1% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-16 (6-10) and are coming off of a loss to Arkansas by a score of 75-65. Tennessee has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 11th in the SEC standings. Tennessee does have conference wins against Kentucky and South Carolina. Tennessee is averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 75.1 points per game. Tennessee is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Kevin Punter (Questionable) is averaging 22.2 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for Tennessee. Armani Moore is averaging 12 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Volunteers. Tennessee is shooting 72.6% on free throws, 32.7% on three-pointers, and 41.5% on all field goal attempts.
Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. Tennessee is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. The under is 6-0-1 in Tennessee’s last 7 road games. Vanderbilt is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Vanderbilt is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win. The over is 6-1 in Vanderbilt’s last 7 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Vanderbilt is coming off of one of their biggest wins of the season and cannot afford a let down in this game. Tennessee has struggled in their last 5 games and is moving in the wrong direction in the standings. Vanderbilt is the better defensive team and is the better shooting team in this matchup. I like Vanderbilt here.