Tennessee Volunteers (15-6) at Vanderbilt Commodores (6-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +6.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym.
Tennessee enters this game at 15-6 so far. the Volunteers are 1-2 in their last three games and coming off a loss to Kentucky. As for Vanderbilt, they’re 6-12 this year. The Commodores have lost consecutive games to Kentucky and Alabama. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Tennessee started out the year on a 10-1 run, but they haven’t been able to win more than two consecutive games since. Over their last five the Vols are 3-2. The wins were versus Kentucky, Georgia and South Carolina; the losses in that stretch were to LSU and Kentucky.
In the 70-55 loss to Kentucky on Saturday, Tennessee’s Victor Bailey led the way on 18 points with three rebounds and two assists. Keon Johnson added 15 points with five assists and three boards, and Yves Pons had 10 points with two rebounds.
Over on the Vanderbilt side, they’ve had quite a rocky season and are yet to win consecutive games this year. The Commodores are 1-4 in their last five games. The losses in that stretch were to Georgia, Auburn, Kentucky and Alabama.
In the 82-78 loss to Alabama on Saturday, Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen, Jr. put up 24 points with four assists and three rebounds to lead the team. Maxwell Evans added 18 points, and Dylan Disu had 17 points with 15 rebounds for the Commodores.
The Commodores are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 5-0-2 ATS in their last seven overall. Vanderbilt is 4-0-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss and the over is 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Volunteers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games. The under is 5-1 in Tennessee’s last six road games and the over is 4-1 in their last five after a straight-up loss.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Tennessee. The Volunteers have a couple of scoring duds under their belt in the last three, posting 65 points versus LSU and just 55 versus Kentucky. That said, the last time these teams met up on January 16 Tennessee pulled off an 81-61 blowout win. This one likely won’t be so ugly, but I still like the Volunteers on another cover.