Arkansas Razorbacks (11-4) at Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +8 -- Over/Under: 152 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet Saturday in college basketball action from Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym.
Arkansas comes into this one at 11-4 so far. The Razorbacks are 1-2 in their last three games and coming off a win over Auburn. As for Vanderbilt, they’re 4-6 this season. The Commodores have lost four straight, most recently to Tennessee. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Arkansas began their year on a nine-game win streak culminating in a win over Auburn on December 30. After losses to Missouri and Tennessee, the Razorbacks beat Georgia before falling to LSU and Alabama. On Wednesday, Arkansas got another win over Auburn.
In the 75-73 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, Arkansas’ Desi Sills led the team on 22 points with three rebounds and two assists. Jalen Tate added 14 points with five assists and four rebounds, and both Justin Smith and Davonte Davids chipped in 10 points apiece.
Over on the Vanderbilt side, they began their year at 3-1 with wins over Valparaiso, MS Valley State and Radford. After a loss to Davidson and a win over Alcorn State, the Commodores have dropped four games to Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tennessee.
In the loss to the Vols last Saturday, Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. posted 18 points with two rebounds and one assist, while Dylan Disu led the team on 19 points, five rebounds and two assists. Jordan Wright provided nine points and four rebounds in 21 minutes as well.
The Commodores are 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog. The over is 6-0 in Vanderbilt’s last six overall and 7-1 in their last eight Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Razorbacks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games versus a team with a winning home record. The over is 23-6-1 in Arkansas’ last 30 overall and 11-2 in their last 13 road games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Arkansas. The Razorbacks have been scoring well over their last five games, with 74 or more points in four of them (the outlier being the 90-59 blowout loss to a red-hot Alabama team). Vanderbilt has put up a few good totals themselves lately, but seem to fold against tougher teams. Should be the Razorbacks’ cover to take.