Kentucky at Vanderbilt 1/13/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vandy Commodores
NCAAB: 4:00 PM EST
Jan. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : UK -3 Total 143.5
Following a solid win over a ranked Texas A&M team, the #21 Kentucky Wildcats (13-3, 3-1) head to Music City to battle the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Wildcats defeated the Commodores both times last season and are looking to continue their success against Vanderbilt in this game.
Kevin Knox is the leading scorer for the Wildcats and is averaging 14.1 points per game. Fellow NBA Draft prospect Hamidou Diallo is averaging 14 points per contest. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is an additional player to watch for the Wildcats and has arguably been the biggest surprise for Kentucky this season and is averaging 11.8 points per game and a team high 4.3 assists per contest.
Struggling at 6-10 overall, and 1-3 in conference play, the Vanderbilt Commodores play host to the #21 Kentucky Wildcats. A win over a ranked Kentucky squad would be a huge confidence booster for a struggling Vanderbilt team.
Jeff Roberson leads the Commodores in scoring and is averaging 14.8 points per game. Roberson also leads the Commodores in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per contest. Matthew Fisher-Davis is an additional scoring threat for Vanderbilt and is averaging 12.1 points per game. Riley LaChance (11.3 points per game) and Saben Lee (11.2 points per game) round out the double figure scorers for Vanderbilt. The Commodores are averaging 72 points per game on the season and shooting 41.6% from the field.
Recent Betting Trends:
Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Commodores are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.
Under is 19-8 in Wildcats last 27 games following a straight up win.
Under is 5-2 in Commodores last 7 Saturday games.
Free Betting Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -3
Tough place to win as Memorial Gymnasium has weird configuration but the young Wildcats get really nice road win on Saturday. This Vandy team has gone just 1-7 ATS in last 8 games and don't see that ending here. Final Score Prediction, Kentucky Wildcats win and cover ATS 82-77.