The Vanderbilt Commodores (16-13, 9-7 SEC) travel to face the Kentucky Wildcats (20-9, 11-5) on Wednesday at Rupp Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Commodores covered as 3.5-point home favorites in Saturday’s 88-72 win over Florida. Vanderbilt has won 6 of its last 7 games.
The Wildcats cruised to an 86-54 victory over Auburn to cover as 5-point home favorites. Kentucky is amid a 4-game winning streak and has gone 6-2 in its last 8 conference games.
Vanderbilt and Kentucky meet for the 2nd time this season. The Wildcats covered as 6-point road favorites in a 69-53 win and the Under hit in the 1st meeting on Jan. 24.
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Vanderbilt at Kentucky odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Vanderbilt +390 (bet $100 to win $390) | Kentucky -525 (bet $525 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Vanderbilt +10.5 (-110) | Kentucky -10.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 145.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Vanderbilt at Kentucky picks and predictions
Kentucky 80, Vanderbilt 68
Even though the Wildcats should secure the victory at home, taking them to win isn’t worth the risk at the current odds (-525).
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While Vanderbilt has been playing better recently, KENTUCKY -10.5 (-110) is the pick in this SEC showdown. The Wildcats are 10-6 ATS in their 16 conference games this season and are playing at home.
Kentucky is also 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games overall.
OVER 145.5 (-115) is the lean with how these teams have performed recently. These teams average a combined 147 points per game and Vanderbilt’s defense is surrendering 71.9 points per game (240th in the nation).
The Commodores are 4-1 to the Over in their last 5 games overall and the Wildcats are 7-3 to the Over in their last 10 games overall.
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