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Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kentucky Wildcats (13-3) at Vanderbilt Commodores (6-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Gymnasium-TN)

The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

Over at Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym on Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats will be visiting the Vanderbilt Commodores in college basketball action. 

Kentucky enters this game with a 13-3 record overall. The Wildcats have won four of their last five games, and took out Texas A&M on Tuesday. In that one, Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo put up 18 points. 

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Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Leading the way for the Wildcats in scoring is Kevin Knox with 14.1 PPG and 5.7 RPG, and Diallo has 14.0 PPG. Also in the double-digit club for Kentucky are Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11.8 PPG), PJ Washington (11.1 PPG) and Quade Green (10.7 PPG). 

As for Vanderbilt, they’ve got a 6-10 record so far. The Commodores have lost their last two games to South Carolina and Tennessee. In that Vols game, Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee put up 21 points. 

Vanderbilt’s top scorer this season is Jeff Roberson with 14.8 PPG and 7.8 RPG, while Matthew Fisher-Davis is second on 12.1 PPG. Also in double-figures for the Commodores are Riley LaChance (11.3 PPG) and Lee (11.2 PPG). 

The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 4-9-2 ATS in the last 15 games versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The under is 6-1 in Kentucky’s last seven road games and the over is 5-1 in their last six Saturday games. 

Meanwhile, the Commodores are 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the SEC and 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Vanderbilt is also 0-8 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up loss and 0-8 ATS in their last eight home games. 

Aside from a loss to a good Tennessee team, Kentucky has looked pretty solid over the last couple of weeks. There were some squeakers in there for the Wildcats, notably that Texas A&M win by just one point. As for Vanderbilt, they’ve got some really solid scorers up top, but not much beyond their leading four guys. Still, I think the Commodores have enough scoring to bag a cover here. I’m a little worried about Vanderbilt being ice-cold against the spread lately, though.

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