Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Prediction
Can Vanderbilt cover as a home underdog versus Kentucky at 7:00PM ET tonight when the two SEC rivals clash in Nashville?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Commodores are 11.5-point underdogs versus the Wildcats after opening as an 11-point dog. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 158 after opening at that same number.
KENTUCKY KEY TRENDS: The Wildcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games as a road favorite and are 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. They're also 24-8-2 against the spread in their last 34 games versus SEC opponents and have covered in 21 of their last 29 games overall.
VANDERBILT KEY TRENDS: The Commodores are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games versus an opponent with a winning record and have covered in seven of their last nine conference games. That said, they're just 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight games as an underdog.
OUR PREDICTION: The Wildcats have really struggled to cover against the Commodores, going 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games versus Vanderbilt and are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games in Nashville. Kentucky is also just 2-6 against the number in its last eight games as a road favorite of between 7 and 12.5 points, while Vanderbilt is 5-2-1 against the spread in its last eight games as a home underdog of between 7 and 12.5 points. I like the Commodores to hang with the Wildcats tonight.
TUESDAY COLLEGE HOOPS PREDICTION: VANDERBILT COMMODORES +11.5