Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Volunteers vs. Commodores CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(15-6) #25 Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (6-12)
Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
CBB Moneyline Odds: Tennessee -315, Vanderbilt +255
CBB Betting Odds: Tennessee -7
CBB Betting Total: O/U 141.5
Wednesday college hoops has an SEC showdown prepared between two inner state rivals as the Tennessee Volunteers (15-6, 8-6 SEC) will travel from Knoxville to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (6-12, 2-10 SEC). These two teams are very familiar with each other and there will be bragging rights on the line as Tennessee will look to capture their 8th consecutive victory over Vanderbilt. These teams met on January 16th and the Volunteers dominated from the start en route to a 81-61 victory at home. Keon Johnson was Tennessee’s leading score with 16 points and Jaden Springer had a nice all around game with 10 points 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Tennessee was an early favorite to win the SEC this year but have struggled with consistency as the conference has performed as whole better than many predicted. The Volunteers have suffered 2 double digit losses in their last 3 games including an embarrassing home loss on Saturday to the Kentucky Wildcats 70-55 dropping them from 19 to 25 in the latest rankings. Tennessee faced a 15 point halftime deficit and were never able to muster a comeback as they were outshot all game. From the field Tennessee shot 18/56 (32.1%) and a terrible 6/22 (27.3%) from deep whereas Kentucky shot well above their season averages going 23/57 (40.4%) from the field and a scorching 7/14 (50%) from 3PT range.
Tennessee has been anchored by their defense all season as they are holding opponents to just 62.7 points per game, the 18th-lowest in Division I. Tennessee is a young team and is lacking a perennial star which shows itself in their stat sheet as the leading scorer for the Volunteers is freshman Jaden Springer who’s averaging 12 points to go along with 3.5 rebounds per game. Sophomore Josiah-Jordan James adds 8.9 points per game as well as a team best 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals.
Vanderbilt is going through their third consecutive season as the bottom team in the league as they are just 2-10 in conference. Record aside they have had several close games this year where they just came up short which is a positive to see from a program that went winless only 2 seasons ago. Matter of fact 5 of their 10 losses have come by 4 of less points including their last 2 games against the streaking Kentucky Wildcats and the league best Alabama Crimson Tide on the road. These performances are great for the programs future if they want to find a way out of the SEC basement.
The explosive Scotty Pippen Jr. has averaged 20.5 points and 5.2 assists to lead the charge for the Commodores. Pippen has made or assisted on 43 percent of all Vanderbilt field goals over the last three games. Dylan Disu has complemented Pippen and is accounting for 14.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Vanderbilt is 4-3 ATS in last 7 games
- Vanderbilt OVERS are 7-3 in last 10 games
- Tennessee is 2-3 ATS In last 5 games
- Tennessee UNDERS are 3-0 in last 3 games
Free Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores NCAAB Prediction:
These teams know what is at stake as rivalries run deep in the state and the Volunteers will want to continue their big brother role and capture their 8th consecutive victory over the Commodores. Vanderbilt was smacked in the mouth earlier in the year but I’m sure they will have that in the back of their mind this time around and look to avenge that outing. Tennessee is the better team and I expect them to grab the road win but I wouldn’t underestimate Vanderbilt keeping this one close as they have done all year and especially as of late.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Tennessee
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