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Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/31/23

Vanderbilt Commodores (10-11) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (18-3)
January 31, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -14.5 / Vanderbilt Commodores +14,5; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet in college basketball action from the Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Alabama is listed as a 14.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -1200. The total for this game is set at 154.5 points.


For Vanderbilt, Lee Dort is out until late February with a foot injury while Miles Keeffe is out indefinitely for the Commodores with an illness. For Alabama, Nimari Burnett is out until early February with a wrist injury.

Matchup History

Alabama’s 78-66 win over Vanderbilt back on January 17th, 2023, made it 3 wins in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.


Vanderbilt is 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 road games against a team with a winning home record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the over is 12-3 in their last 15 road games. Alabama is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400.


I get the case to be made for Alabama but I’m sticking with Vandy and the points here. The Tide are the rightful favorites here and should be favored, but the problem I have is that Vandy has stepped it up against other top teams in the SEC this season and have battled hard while also having the pace to be able to keep up with Alabama. As long as the shots for Vandy are falling, they have the potential to make this interesting. I’ll back Vanderbilt and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Vanderbilt +14.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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