The Kentucky Wildcats head to Nashville for a date with the Vanderbilt Commodores. Will the Wildcats collect another conference win? Or will Vandy score an upset victory in front of its home crowd? Check out our preview below of this Kentucky-Vanderbilt college basketball game.
Betting Preview for the Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores NCAA College Basketball Game on January 11 2022
Where: Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN
When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Kentucky Wildcats (odds)
Record: 12-3 Overall / 2-1 Conference
After seeing their four-game win streak get snapped in a 65-60 road loss to the LSU Tigers on Jan. 4, John Calipari’s Wildcats rebounded right away, scoring a 92-77 win at home Saturday over the Georgia Bulldogs. Oscar Tshiebwe led the way for Kentucky, as he exploded for a career-high 29 points to go with 17 rebounds, while Tyty Washington had 17 points and 17 assists. Those scintillating assists totals by Washington and rebounding numbers from Tshiebwe represent the strong suits of this Kentucky squad. The Wildcats, who are averaging over 80 points per game, are 11th in the nation in assists per game and third in rebounds per contest. When the Wildcats find their rhythm, it would be difficult for the Commodores to keep up, as Vandy is just a sub-100 team in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency, per Ken Pom.
Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games overall.
Betting on the Vanderbilt Commodores (odds)
Record: 9-5 Overall / 1-1 Conference
Like Kentucky, Vanderbilt is also coming off a loss that snapped a four-game unbeaten run. The Commodores who have wins this season against decent programs in the forms of the BYU Cougars and the Arkansas Razorbacks, got tripped up by the South Carolina Gamecocks at home last Saturday to the tune of a 72-70 score. Jerry Stackhouse’s team struggled offensively against the Gamecocks, as Vandy shot just 39.1 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Commodores allowed more than what they have been surrendering to opponents on average this season, though their stingy perimeter defense still showed up. The Gamecocks managed to shoot just 17.6 percent from downtown. On the season, Vanderbilt is tops in the SEC in 3-point defense, with Commodores conference opponents making just 23.1 percent of their attempts from deep.
The under is 5-2 in Vanderbilt’s last seven games as the home team.
Kentucky wins, 75-68.
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