Kentucky at Vanderbilt 1/29/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:27 AM ET

Kentucky at Vanderbilt 1/29/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

The No. 8 ranked Kentucky Wildcats visit Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday to play the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Wildcats improved to 16-3 in the season with a 71-63 win over Kansas on Saturday. The Wildcats were led by PJ Washington with 20 points. The game was part of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

Vanderbilt fell to 9-10 on the season following its 86-55 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Vanderbilt was never in the game falling behind by 18 points at the end of the first half that included a 19-0 run by Oklahoma. Saben Lee led the Commodores with 24 points. The loss was Vanderbilt’s seventh straight. Keldon Johnson is the leading scorer for Kentucky with an average of 14.6 points. Three other Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring. Ashton Hagans leads the Wildcats in assists with an average of 4.1 per game. PJ Washington is leading the Wildcats in rebounds with an average of 8.1 per game. Kentucky is shooting 48.6% from the field and 35.7% from 3-point territory.

Saben Lee is leading Vanderbilt in scoring and assists with averages of 13.4 points and 3.7 assists per game. Simisola Shittu is leading in rebounding with an average of 7.3 rebounds per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 44.9% from the field and 33.7% from 3-point territory.

Although Kentucky has not fared well against Vanderbilt against the spread in the past, this season is different as Vanderbilt has been hit hard with injuries and has not played as well as in previous years. Kentucky has covered the number in each of the last 4 and 4 of the last 5 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Kentucky Wildcats win and cover ATS 81-63.

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