Kentucky at Vanderbilt: 1/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Kentucky at Vanderbilt: 1/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by HELEN COMER/The Daily News Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

Vanderbilt Commodores (9-5) vs Kentucky Wildcats (12-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Gym)

Betting Odds: Vanderbilt Commodores +6 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym. When these teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Kentucky that won 82-78. 

Kentucky comes into this game with a 12-3 record overall and they are coming off another big win in their last game against the Georgia Bulldogs. The offense was strong in that game scoring 92 points and that was enough to come away with the victory. Kentucky is averaging 82.9 points while the defense is giving up 61.9 points per game. Oscar Tshiewbe has been the top player for Kentucky averaging 16.1 points while shooting 62.1 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Vanderbilt Commodores who sit with a 9-5 record overall and they have gone 8-6 against the spread. In the last game against South Carolina, Vanderbilt was competitive, but they couldn’t get the job done late and that led to the two point defeat. Vanderbilt is averaging 70.3 points while their defense is giving up 62.4 points per game. The best player this season for Vanderbilt has been Scotty Pippen Jr who is averaging 18.3 points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 30.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Kentucky is 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. Kentucky is 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Tuesday. The over is 5-1 in the Commodores' last six games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 6-1-1 in Wildcats last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Kentucky’s offense has been strong and they are going to run up the score in this game. Look for this to be a fast paced game, and there will be very little defense played by either team. Look for this game to go over the total. In terms of the side it’s a lean to Vanderbilt to keep this game close and cover the spread.

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