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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-13) Kentucky Wildcats vs.Vanderbilt Commodores (6-10)
Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Memorial Gym in Nashville, Tennessee
Moneyline Odds: Kentucky Wildcats (N/A), Vanderbilt Commodores (N/A)
Betting Odds: Kentucky Wildcats -4.5
Betting Total: O/U 139
We got a matchup pitting to teams from the SEC with the Kentucky Wildcats traveling to Nashville, TN to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday. The Wildcats are coming off a 2 point win against Auburn over the weekend, while Vanderbilt beat Miss State by 21 over the weekend.
As it stands right now, Kentucky is 8th in the SEC at 5-7 6.5 games back of division leader Alabama. The Commodores are last in the conference at 2-8 and will be looking to move out of last place with a win on Wednesday.
The Wildcats are 9-1 in their last 10 matchups.
Kentucky have played in some close games as of late and just need to find that final touch to finish games or keep leads they have had. Against Auburn they found a way to win by 2, but previously lost by 1 to Arkansas and blew a lead against Tennessee to lose by 11 and lost by 5 to a ranked Missouri team. They are currently 3-3 at home and 2-4 on the road in the SEC.
Brandon Boston Jr. is the leader statistically speaking for the Wildcats. He’s averaging 12.2 PPG and1.3 SPG leading the team in all both categories. Backcourt teammate Devin Askew 3.2 APG will be helping him run the offense. They will be supported inside by Isaiah Jackson 6.7 RPG and 2.7 BPG leading the team.
Kentucky should not be missing any players that have been in their rotation recently.
The Wildcats do not shoot it well from 3pt range at 32.8% clip which is 225th in the country. They also shoot 71.2% from the free throw line which is 161st in the country and in a close conference matchup the free throw line can decide who wins or loses.
Kentucky comes into this contest averaging 69.2 points per game on the season, putting them 239th in the country in scoring.
Kentucky is giving up an average of 70.6 points per contest on the year, which puts them 197th in the country in scoring defense.
The Wildcats rebound very well at 41st in the country with 38.9 Rebounds per game.
Vanderbilt has won 2 of their last 4 games this season. This may be a sign that the team is finally starting to come together under a new head coach and minimal time to prepare before the season. In their last 10 games they are 2-8 and 6-3-1 ATS. They are 1-4 at home and on the road in those games during SEC play.
Scottie Pippen Jr. is the leading player for Vanderbilt at 20.2 PPG, 5.4 APG and 1.7 SPG. He is partnered inside by Dylan Disu who is averaging 13.9 PPG, 8.4 RPG and 1.2 BPG. Vanderbilt has 9 players averaging over 15 MPG.
Tyrin Lawrence is out on Wednesday but he has missed the last few contests already and Vanderbilt has won 2 games without him.
The Commodores are shooting at a 35.3% clip from 3pt range which is 107th in the country. They also shoot 72.9% from the free throw line which is 98th in the country and in a close conference matchup the free throw line can decide who wins or loses.
The Commodores are averaging 73.2 PPG on the offensive end of the floor this season, putting them 136th in the nation in scoring offense.
Vanderbilt is below average on defense giving up 72.8 PPG ranking 244th in the nation.
Vanderbilt is averaging 34.9 RPG which ranks 206th in the nation.
- Kentucky are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Kentucky are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- Kentucky are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games against Vanderbilt.
- Kentucky are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
- Vanderbilt are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Vanderbilt are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt’s last 5 games at home.
Free Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores NCAAB Prediction:
I like Vanderbilt in this game to cover the number. I think Vanderbilt have started to play better basketball attributed by their 2-2 record in their last 4 games. They will be at home in a gym where the benches are setup differently. Kentucky is already a young team and needs to figure out how to win games. The free throw line will allow Vanderbilt to keep this close with Kentucky not being able to seal it at the line late allowing for Vanderbilt to cover and keep this game close throughout. I wouldn’t be afraid to put some money on Vanderbilt Moneyline when that line comes out.
4* Free NCAA College Basketball Betting Pick: Vanderbilt +4.5
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