Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 6, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2024

At Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy) on Tuesday (at 8:30 PM ET), the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats (15-6, 5-4 SEC) play the Vanderbilt Commodores (6-15, 1-7 SEC). Players to watch include the Wildcats’ Antonio Reeves and the Commodores’ Ezra Manjon. Tuesday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Commodores features the Wildcats as healthy 10-point favorites. A 152-point total is set for the game.

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Betting Lines

Kentucky vs Vanderbilt Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Kentucky -10 152 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Kentucky (-10)
Total Pick Over (152)

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Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Stat Rankings

Kentucky Avg. (Rank) Vanderbilt Avg. (Rank)
88.8 (3rd) Points Scored 66.4 (334th)
78.4 (327th) Points Allowed 72.0 (186th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
8.2 (216th) Off. Rebounds 8.9 (150th)
10.1 (13th) 3pt Made 6.6 (255th)
18.3 (10th) Assists 9.5 (355th)
9.6 (38th) Turnovers 10.3 (85th)

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Betting Trends

  • The Wildcats’ record against the spread is 12-9-0.
  • Against the spread as 10-point favorites or more, Kentucky is 6-5.
  • The Wildcats have played 21 games this year, and 16 of them have hit the over.
  • Kentucky’s games have had more than 152 points scored on 16 occasions this year.
  • The average total for Wildcats games this season has been 167.2, which is 15.2 points higher than the total for this game.
  • Vanderbilt has nine wins in 21 games against the spread this season.
  • As 10-point underdogs or more, the Commodores are 3-3-1 against the spread.
  • Out of 21 Kentucky’s games so far this season, 16 have hit the over.
  • Commodores games have finished with over 152 points scored three times this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 13.6 points higher than the average scoring total for Vanderbilt’s games of 138.4.

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Kentucky Impact Players

  • Tre Mitchell leads his team in rebounds per game (7.6), and also posts 12.3 points and 3.1 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.9 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • Reeves leads his squad in both points (19.5) and assists (1.7) per game, and also averages 4.2 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Reed Sheppard puts up a team-best 4.4 assists per contest. He is also averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, shooting 52.9% from the floor and 54.5% from downtown (first in the country) with 2.4 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Rob Dillingham posts 15.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest, shooting 48.0% from the floor and 41.9% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game.
  • D.j. Wagner posts 11.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

Vanderbilt Impact Players

  • Tyrin Lawrence is putting up 14.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 39.4% of his shots from the field.
  • Evan Taylor is averaging 8.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists per contest, making 34.7% of his shots from the floor and 30.2% from 3-point range, with 1.4 triples per game.
  • Ven-Allen Lubin is averaging a team-leading 5.8 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 10.2 points and 0.5 assists, making 47.8% of his shots from the field.
  • The Commodores receive 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Jason Rivera-Torres.

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