The Vanderbilt Commodores (10-9) host the Kentucky Wildcats (13-6) in an SEC bout on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first of two regular-season matchups between these squads. Kentucky leads the all-time series 154-47, including a 13-game win streak. The Wildcats beat Vanderbilt 77-71 in the last matchup. Center Liam Robbins (ankle) is out for Vanderbilt.
Tipoff from the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn., is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are 6-point favorites in the latest Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 143. Before making any Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky:
- Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt spread: Wildcats -6
- Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt over/under: 144.5 points
- Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt money line: Wildcats -250, Commodores +205
- UK: Over is 5-1 in Wildcats' last six Tuesday games
- VAN: Commodores are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
- Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Kentucky can cover
Freshman guard Cason Wallace is a productive scorer in multiple areas on the floor. Wallace owns the ball handles to penetrate the lane to pair with his smooth jumper from the perimeter. The Texas native has been a solid defender with a knack for steals. Wallace averages 11.3 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. On Dec. 31, he finished with 17 points, five rebounds, and two steals.
Senior guard Sahvir Wheeler has been a smart and feisty playmaker in the backcourt. Wheeler does a great job finding his way into the lane with the vision to dime the open man. The Texas native showcases his quick first step and is able to finish with either hand. Wheeler leads the conference in assists (5.9) with 8.4 points per game. On Jan. 3, he tallied 11 points, six rebounds, and nine assists.
Why Vanderbilt can cover
Senior guard Jordan Wright has been an aggressive and smooth ball handler in the backcourt. Wright is able to score from all three levels on the floor with ease. The Louisiana native averages 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Wright has scored at least 13 points in five of his last six matchups. He amassed 15 points and six rebounds in the Jan. 17 loss to No. 2 Alabama.
After a rocky start in non-conference play, the Commodores have settled in during the SEC portion of their schedule. They're 3-3 in conference play and all three losses have come against teams that were ranked. The Commodores are 4-2 against the spread in SEC play.
How to make Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 145 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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