Commodores vs. Volunteers Prediction
The previously top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers had their 19-game winning streak snapped a few days ago. Can Tennessee bounce back tonight with a victory over the in-state foe Vanderbilt Commodores?
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Thompson-Boling Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Volunteers are an 18.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 146.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are coming in on host Tennessee. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Vandy drops 13th straight
The Commodores fell by a count of 64-53 to Auburn Saturday to drop to 9-16 overall and 0-12 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt was outscored 37-30 in the second half of the loss. Vanderbilt shot 16-of-48 from the floor, 5-of-23 from 3-point range and 16-of-21 from the free throw line. Aaron Nesmith paced the Commodores with 24 points on 6-of-21 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point range plus 9-of-9 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 14 rebounds. Yanni Wetzell added 10 points and 10 boards off the bench.
Vols fall flat at Wildcats
Tennessee had its 19-game winning streak come to a close Saturday night with an 86-69 defeat at Kentucky. Jordan Bone paced the Volunteers with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting plus 3-of-4 from 3-point range. He also dished out six assists. Admiral Schofield tallied 17 points and six rebounds. Grant Williams added 16 points, eight boards, two assists and two steals. The Volunteers shot 24-of-59 from the floor, 7-of-25 from 3-point range and 14-of-18 at the free throw line. Tennessee was outscored 49-38 in the second half of the loss.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Commodores are 17-39 ATS in their last 56 games overall. Vanderbilt is 5-12 in its last 17 SEC games.
This is the perfect bounceback spot for Tennessee against a team it beat narrowly 88-83 in overtime on the road. Don't expect that much of a pushback from Vandy here. The Vols will be focused and ready to get rolling again after its setback at Kentucky. I can't imagine the Commodores can hang with the second-best offense in the nation in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS -18.5