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Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/24/23

Kentucky Wildcats (13-6) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (10-9)
January 24, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +2.5 / Kentucky Wildcats -2.5 ; Over/Under: 144
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The Kentucky Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym. Kentucky enters this one at 13-6 overall. The Wildcats beat Texas A&M in their last game. As for Vanderbilt, they’re 10-9 so far after beating Georgia on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Kentucky Wildcats 

Kentucky managed to go 10-4 over their first 14 games this year, losing to Michigan State, Gonzaga, UCLA and Missouri along the way. The Wildcats are 3-2 since then with losses to Alabama and South Carolina. 

In the Texas A&M game on Saturday, the Wildcats were down 31-29 going into the second half. Kentucky scored 47 points to the Aggies 36 in the second half and won 76-67. Antonio Reeves was the leading team scorer on 23 points. 

Vanderbilt Commodores

Over on the Vanderbilt side, they lost to Memphis, Southern Miss, Saint Mary’s, VCU, Grambling State and NC State in their first 14 games. The Commodores are 2-3 since then with losses to Missouri, Tennessee and Alabama. 

In the Georgia game on Saturday, the Commodores took a 44-36 lead into the second half. Vanderbilt was outscored 46-41 from there but hung on for the win 85-82. Ezra Manjon managed 19 points to lead the team in the victory. 


I’ll probably stick with Kentucky. The Wildcats are a shaky 3-2 over their last five games, but to be fair they’ve faced some stiff competition in that time. Kentucky has 68 or more points in three of their last four games, and if they can finish around that total here I think they’ll be fine on a cover. As for Vanderbilt, they’ve been all over the place lately during this 2-3 run. The Commodores are a scrappy team that can play with just about anyone on a good night however, so this one should be interesting. I still like Kentucky a little better cover-wise, though.

Andrew's Free Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -2.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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