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Kansas State vs. Vanderbilt - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vanderbilt Commodores (7-2) at Kansas State Wildcats (8-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -4 -- Over/Under: 136
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Vanderbilt Commodores (7-2) at Kansas State Wildcats (8-2)
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Sprint Center.

The Vanderbilt Commodores look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 83.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds while Simisola Shittu is averaging 15.1 points and two assists. Saben Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Toye is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost six of their last eight non-home games.

The Kansas State Wildcats look for a victory here after splitting their last four games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 68.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 57.8 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Barry Brown is averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Dean Wade is averaging 13.6 points and 3.2 assists. Xavier Sneed is the third double-digit scorer and Kamau Stokes is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have won three of their last five non-home games.

The Commodores are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games, 5-15 ATS in their last 20 non-conference games and 12-28 ATS in their last 40 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Commodores last 5 overall. The under is 48-23-1 in Wildcats last 72 non-conference games.

This is pretty much a home game for the Kansas State Wildcats, but they've been horrible offensively and those issues won't improve much with the loss of Dean Wade. The Vanderbilt Commodores have been one of the biggest fades in college basketball ATS the last couple years, but they are one of the better offensive teams in the country. If Vandy can make shots, Kansas State will have trouble keeping up and could very well lose this contest outright. I'll take the free buckets.

Pick:
Vanderbilt Commodores +4

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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