Against The Spread Pick
The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the elite teams in college basketball this season. They enter this game ranked 13th in the nation with a record of 15-4, which includes a 5-1 conference record putting them in 2nd place in the SEC. The Wildcats have also won their previous three games and seven of their last eight, which includes a 76-74 overtime win on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Vanderbilt Commodores are one of the worst teams in the SEC this season. They have an overall record of 8-11 and have yet to win a conference game. The Commodores have also lost their last seven games, including a 64-90 blowout loss on the road against South Carolina on Saturday. Kentucky will be dominant in this game coming away with the win and a 21-point cover against Vanderbilt.
Over Under Pick
The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the better overall teams this season in college basketball. They enter this game averaging 75.68 points per game, which ranks 78th in the country. Defensively, they have one of the better defenses in the SEC limiting opponents to 65.16 points per game, which is the 77th lowest in the nation. Meanwhile, the Vanderbilt Commodores are right around the national average when it comes to points per game as they are averaging 72.89. Defensively, they have been inconsistent this season, allowing 73.89 points per game. With the way Kentucky can play offensively and the defensive struggles Vanderbilt has had this season, I look for the over 142.5 points to be the play.