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Kentucky vs Vanderbilt Basketball Picks 3-6-24

Vanderbilt Commodores (8-21) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (21-8)
March 6, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -19; Over/Under: 162
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and Kentucky Wildcats face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Rupp Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Vanderbilt vs Kentucky prediction.

Vanderbilt Needs This Season to be Over

Vanderbilt really needs this season to be over and they come into this game with an 8-21 record overall and they have gone 12-16-1 against the spread. Vanderbilt scored only 61 points in the last game against LSU and the defense gave up 75 points. Vanderbilt on the season is averaging 66.6 points while their defense is giving up 74.7 points per game. Two games ago against Arkansas, Vanderbilt scored 85 points and they ended up winning by three points. In this game, Vanderbilt’s offense is going to need to have a big game. Ezra Manjon is averaging 14.3 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. 

Kentucky is Getting Hot At the Right Time

Kentucky is getting hot at the right time and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Arkansas, Kentucky scored 111 points and they ended up winning by nine points. Antonio Reeves had a strong game putting up 22 points, four rebounds, and one assist. Kentucky is averaging 89.6 points while their defnese is giving up 79.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the defense is ranked 339th. Antonio Reeves is averaging 20 points while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 44.2 percent from behind the three point line. Kentucky will take on Tennessee after this one.

Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Betting Prediction

This total is a little too high. Kentucky is no doubt a strong offensive team, but this total is going to comedown to the Vanderbilt offense. Vanderbilt is averaging only 66.6 points per game and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here. Kentucky will score plenty, but it won’t be their highest scoring game of the season. Vanderbilt is going to keep this pace slow and the under is going to cash.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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