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Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vanderbilt Commodores (9-15) at Arkansas Razorbacks (16-8)
Date & Time Saturday February 10, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -7 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Vanderbilt Commodores (9-15) at Arkansas Razorbacks (16-8)

The Vanderbilt Commodores and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Walton Arena.

The Vanderbilt Commodores need a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jeff Roberson is averaging 16.3 points and 7.2 rebounds while Riley LaChance is averaging 13 points and 3.1 assists. Matthew Fisher-Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Saben Lee is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t won a road game since February 22 of last year.

The Arkansas Razorbacks need a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 83.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Jaylen Barford is averaging 18.8 points and 3.8 rebounds while Daryl Macon is averaging 17.3 points and four assists. Daniel Gafford is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Beard is dishing three assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won four straight home games.

The Commodores are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Razorbacks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 vs. Southeastern and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Commodores are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Arkansas, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Vanderbilt Commodores are a mess right now and have lost every road game this season, which includes shooting under 42 percent from the field and being outscored by 9.5 points. The Arkansas Razorbacks are in a serious slump right now and aren't covering numbers, so they're not a team I'm trying to back. However, the Arkansas has the ability to snap out of this funk, while the Vanderbilt Commodores pretty much are what they are. I'll take the Razorbacks to win by double digits. 

Arkansas Razorbacks -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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