Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores at Tennessee Volunteers

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM (Thompson-Boling Arena)

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The Vanderbilt Commodores and Tennessee Volunteers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Vanderbilt Commodores need a win after losing 12 of their last 13 games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Aaron Nesmith is averaging 23 points and 4.9 rebounds while Saben Lee is averaging 17.2 points and 4.4 assists. Scotty Pippen Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Clevon Brown is grabbing six rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost all seven road games this season.

The Tennessee Volunteers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 66.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jordan Bowden is averaging 12.9 points and 2.4 assists while John Fulkerson is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Lamonte Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Yves Pons is grabbing five rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have split their last six home games.

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The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Vanderbilt Commodores are a bad basketball team that's lost every road game this season and is losing those games by an average of 12.6 points while shooting just 41.7 percent from the field. Vandy also got waxed in the first meeting this season against the Vols. However, the Tennessee Volunteers aren't lighting the world on fire, as they're shooting just 41.5 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from three in their last five games. The Tennessee Volunteers are also just 5-9 ATS at home on the season. I'll lean toward the points and the Vanderbilt Commodores in this one.

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Randy’s Pick Vanderbilt Commodores +13

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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