Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vanderbilt Commodores (8-7) at Arkansas Razorbacks (13-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -15 -- Over/Under: 146
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in college basketball action from Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday.
Vanderbilt enters this one at 8-7 so far. The Commodores have lost their last three straight games, dropping to SMU, Auburn and Texas A&M during that stretch of outings.
In the loss to the Aggies, Vanderbilt’s Ejike Obinna and Maxwell Evans each scored 12 points, and combined for 11 rebounds. Scotty Pippen, Jr. was also in double-digits there with 10 points and two assists.
Over on the Arkansas side, they’re 13-2 on the year. The Razorbacks are 5-1 in their last six games, falling to LSU but otherwise beating Tulsa, Valparaiso, Indiana, Texas A&M and Mississippi in that time.
In the win over the Rebels, Arkansas’ Isaiah Joe put up 34 points with four rebounds and two assists. Mason Jones added 13 points with nine assists and six rebounds and Jimmy Whitt had 11 points there.
The Razorbacks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up win. The under is 5-1 in Arkansas’ last six Wednesday games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall.
Meanwhile, the Commodores are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 after a straight-up loss and 6-2 ATS in the last eight road games versus a team with a winning home record. The under is 7-3 in Vanderbilt’s last 10 road games and the over is 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games.
Prior to their 50-point dud versus Texas A&M, Vanderbilt had been scoring pretty well with at least 70 points in five straight games. The Commodores have faced a few tough opponents lately, and they’re coughing up a lot of points as a result.
As for Arkansas, they’ve had some bad outings here and there but on the whole they’re doing pretty well when it comes to putting up points. I like Vanderbilt to hang around for a while here, but ultimately I think the Razorbacks can pull off a cover.