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Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt - 2/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vanderbilt at Arkansas
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bud Walton Arena
Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Line
The Line: Arkansas -8.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5
TV Channel
SEC
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bud Walton Arena.

The Vanderbilt Commodores could use a win in order to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 74.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds while Saben Lee is averaging 13.6 points and 3.9 assists. Simisola Shittu is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Nesmith is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost their last five road games.

The Arkansas Razorbacks could also use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 78.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 16.3 points and 8.9 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 14 points and 1.6 assists. Mason Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Harris is dishing 5.9 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have split their last eight home games.

The Commodores are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 15-37 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Razorbacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and  4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Commodores are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Arkansas and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Razorbacks last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Commodores last 4 overall.

The Vanderbilt Commodores simply have no betting value these days, as they've lost nine straight and are just 7-14 ATS on the season and 2-5 ATS on the road. Vanderbilt is losing by an average of 19.4 points in its last five games due to allowing 49.8 percent shooting, and it's losing by an average of 13 points on the road. The Arkansas Razorbacks are still an above-average defensive team and win games at home by an average of 8.8 points. I have to side with Arkansas in this contest, even if it's more of a fade against Vanderbilt than anything else.

Pick:
Arkansas -8.5

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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