Bet The Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores Line

Bet The Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores Line

Bet The Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores Line

The number sixteen Kentucky Wildcats (21-7, 11-4 SEC) travel to Nashville, Tennessee to battle the rival Vanderbilt Commodores (17-11, 9-6 SEC). The game takes place at Memorial Gymnasium. Tip-off is at 4:00 pm ET.

Vanderbilt has played good basketball in the past month. The Commodores are 4 and 1 straight up in their last 5 games. Kentucky has started to surge. The Wildcats have gone 5 and 1 straight up in their last 6 games.

A Closer Look at How To Bet the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores College Basketball Line

The college basketball betting line favors Vanderbilt by 1.5-points to beat Kentucky. The money line and game total are off the board.

The Kentucky Wildcats are a less than stellar 3 and 6 ATS in road games this season. The Wildcats have gone 4 and 2 ATS in their last 6 games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7 and 5 ATS in home games this season.  Vanderbilt is 3 and 1 ATS in their last 4 games.

What: No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats at Vanderbilt Commodores
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Kickoff: 4:00 PM ET 
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
Stadium: Memorial Gymnasium
Spread: Vanderbilt -1.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kentucky vs Vanderbilt

Bet The No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats Because…

Kentucky should repeat its 76 to 57 win over Vanderbilt that occurred on Jan. 23 this year. The Wildcats were absolutely terrific when holding Vanderbilt’s offense to an unbelievably bad 16 out of 50 shooting night from the field. Vandy shot 32% from the field in the last game. The Commodores shot 31.6% from three. Kentucky shot 55% from the field when making 33 of 60 shots. The Wildcats’ defense also forced 11 Vanderbilt turnovers in that game.

Bet The Vanderbilt Commodores Because…

Vanderbilt is finally healthy. For most of this season, one or two key players on Vanderbilt’s team have been out with injury. This might be the first time that nobody on Vandy’s squad shows up on the injury report.  When healthy, Vanderbilt has shown the ability to be a very good team. The Commodores beat Missouri 86 to 71. They took down Auburn 86 to 57 on the road. They dominated Georgia 80 to 67 and they even beat Florida 87 to 74 on the road.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Vanderbilt has been playing well, but it’s hard to imagine the Commodores playing well enough to upset Kentucky on Saturday. Kentucky’s only loss in their last 6 was a 77 to 70 overtime game versus Texas A&M on Feb. 20.

That’s really the only blemish. The Wildcats came back with a fantastic 78 to 53 win over Alabama on Feb. 23 as a -13.5 point home favorite. Kentucky’s defense is just too strong for Vanderbilt to have much success against. Kentucky figures to wear down the Commodores and to win this game by close to 20 points. I like Kentucky.

My final score prediction is Kentucky 82, Vanderbilt 66.