The Tennessee Volunteers will look to rebound from a loss, as they prepare for a Tuesday matchup against the Vanderbilt Commodores, who are looking for more stability in the SEC. With that said, check out our preview below of this Tennessee-Vanderbilt SEC matchup in Nashville.
Betting Preview for the Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores NCAA College Basketball Game on January 18 2022
Where: Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN
When: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Tennessee Volunteers (-6.5)
Record: 11-5 Overall/2-3 Conference
Tennessee has been marred by inconsistency over their past handful of games, as the Vols have not won back to back since their 77-73 home win over the Arizona Wildcats back in December. Since then, the Vols have gone 2-3, all in conference play. Tennessee has only beaten sub-100 NET teams during that span and lost to top-50 NET teams in that span, including the 107-79 decimation at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington last Saturday. Vanderbilt is just a top-80 NET team, so the assignment isn’t as hard for the Vols. Although the Volts got crushed by Kentucky, they still shot 53.4 percent from the field in that game and 47.8 percent from deep on 11/23 3-point shooting. Tennessee is going to rely on their tenacious defense that is ranked fifth in the nation in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency, with just 89.1 points allowed per 100 possessions. The Vols are so good in forcing turnovers, with opponents turning the ball over 25.3 percent of the time.
The over is 2-0 in Tennessee’s last two road games.
Betting on the Vanderbilt Commodores (+6.5)
Record: 10-6 Overall/2-2 Conference Conference
Vanderbilt prevented a three-game losing skid, as the Commodores defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens last Saturday, 73-66. The Commodores fed off of Georgia’s turnovers, with the Bulldogs committing a total of 17 TOs to just nine by Vanderbilt, which was on the ropes in the first half. Vanderbilt got outscored by Georgia in the first 10 minutes of the game, 36-28, but the Commodores roared back in the second half where they outscored Georgia by 15 points. The Commodores are being led by Scotty Pippen Jr., who is averaging 18.8 points per game, while Jordan Wright is right behind him with 12.4 points per contest. Vanderbilt has a couple of quality wins this season against top-55 NET teams, having defeated the BYU Cougars and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The under is 3-1 in Vanderbilt’s last four games as the home team.
Tennessee wins, 72-64.
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