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Vanderbilt vs. Alabama Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/17/23

Alabama Crimson Tide (15-2) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (9-8)
January 17, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +9 / Alabama Crimson Tide -9; Over/Under: +155.5
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet in college basketball action from the Memorial Gym on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Entering this game, Alabama is currently listed as a 9-point favorite with an attached ML price of -390. The over/under for this game is set at 155.5 points.


Nimari Burnett is currently listed as out until early February for Alabama with a wrist injury while Miles Keeffe is questionable for Vanderbilt for this game with an illness.

Matchup history

Vanderbilt won the last meeting between these two teams back on March 10th, 2022, by a final score of 82-76, splitting the last four meetings between the two teams.


Alabama is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 13-3-1 in their last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record. Vanderbilt is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games following an ATS win.


I’m siding with Alabama here. The Tide have looked rock solid on the road this season and have dominated some pretty good competition like Arkansas and Mississippi State while also having a true road win over Houston on their resume. Vanderbilt’s grabbed some impressive wins of their own at home, but I just think when you match these two side-by-side, Alabama’s the better team by a fair margin. I get the narrative that Alabama has some off-court distractions here, but the Tide still know there’s a job to do here. Give me the Tide by double-digits.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Alabama -9

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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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