2016 Season College Basketball Past Picks
January 10, 2017
Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Tuesday 01/10 07:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Kentucky -11.5 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: loss
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 158 -110 (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: loss
Kentucky improved to 11-4 ATS with its 97-71 win over Arkansas for its third straight win and cover. The Wildcats shot 53.3 percent and De'Aaron Fox scored a team-leading 27 points and Isaiah Briscoe and Derek Willis added 15 points apiece. Kentucky has a .490 shooting percentage for the season while holding opponents to .401 and it has covered five of its last six road games and eight of 10 after winning by 20-plus points its previous game. Vanderbilt comes off an ugly 59-56 loss at Alabama even while holding the Crimson Tide to just 20-of-63 from the field. Luke Kornet led the Commodores with 15 points but he was only 5-of-17 from the floor. That kind of offense does not bode well against the mighty Wildcats and the road team is 7-3-1 ATS the last 11 meetings and Kentucky has covered five of their last six as road favorites. Play Kentucky. Also take the UNDER. The Wildcats have stepped up their defense since the start of conference play, shaving over three points per game off their opponents average. Vandy plays defense at home, allowing just 64.3 per game here. Dating back to last season, the Commodores are 12-4 to the UNDER when facing great offensive teams like Kentucky (teams averaging 77+ points per game). Vandy head coach Bryce Drew is 78-48 UNDER in all games he has coached including 25-9 UNDER as an underdog. Back the Cats and the UNDER here.