Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern Prediction

Will Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern be a defensive struggle? 3/16/17

Will today's first-round matchup between Vanderbilt and Northwestern at 4:30PM ET fall under the total for bettors?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Wildcats are 2.5-point underdogs versus the Commodores after opening as a 1-point underdog. As for the total, the number opened at 132 but has been bet down to 130.

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Vanderbilt finished the season on a 7-3 run to finish with a 19-15 record overall. The Commodores were excellent against the spread, covering in eight of their last 10 games and going 20-12 against the number in all lined games this season.

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Northwestern finished with a 5-5 record down the stretch to finish 23-11 on the season, but will be dancing for the first time in program history. The Wildcats also went 5-5 against the spread over their last 10 games and are 19-12 against the number on the season.

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OUR PREDICTION: The under has cashed in seven of the Commodores' last eight games overall, is 5-1-1 in their last seven NCAA tournament games, and has gone 21-8-2 in their last 31 neutral site contests. On the other side, the under is 6-2-1 in the Wildcats' last nine non-conference games, is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games as an underdog and has cashed in eight of their last 11 neutral site games as an underdog.

MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: VANDERBILT/NORTHWESTERN UNDER 130

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