Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores SEC Prediction

Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores SEC Prediction

The Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in the SEC Tournament on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Both teams have had a good season so far, and this promises to be an exciting game. In this article, we will provide a detailed analysis of both teams, including betting trends, public betting data, odds, injuries, and our prediction for the game.

Vanderbilt Commodores

The Vanderbilt Commodores finished the regular season with a 19-13 record, including an 11-7 record in the SEC. They have won nine of their last ten games, including a victory over the Kentucky Wildcats in their most recent matchup.

The Commodores are led by Liam Robbins, who averages 15 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Myles Stute is the team's leading three-point shooter, averaging 2.3 made threes per game. Ezeike Obinna is a key player off the bench, averaging 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Vanderbilt is a solid defensive team, allowing just 71.6 points per game. They also shoot the ball well, averaging 42.4% from the field and 33.8% from three-point range.

Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats finished the regular season with a 21-10 record, including a 12-6 record in the SEC. They have won seven of their last ten games and are coming off a victory over Arkansas in their most recent matchup.

The Wildcats are led by Oscar Tshiebwe, who averages 16.4 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. TyTy Washington is the team's leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game. Cason Wallace is a key player off the bench, averaging 6.2 points and 4.2 assists per game.

Kentucky is a strong offensive team, averaging 75.1 points per game while shooting 46% from the field. They are also a solid defensive team, allowing just 67.6 points per game.

Betting Trends

According to TeamRankings.com, Kentucky is favored to win this game by 7.8 points. The Wildcats are also favored on the moneyline, with odds of -420. The over/under for the game is set at 144.5 points.

Public Betting Data

According to OddsShark.com, 65% of the public is betting on Kentucky to cover the spread. 61% of the public is betting on the over for the game.

Odds

The odds for this game, as provided by BetMGM, are as follows:

Spread: Kentucky -8.5 Moneyline: Vanderbilt +320, Kentucky -420 Over/Under: 144.5

Injuries

Both teams appear to be relatively healthy heading into this matchup, with no major injuries reported.

Prediction

This promises to be an exciting matchup between two solid SEC teams. Vanderbilt has been playing well down the stretch, winning nine of their last ten games, including a victory over Kentucky in their most recent matchup. However, the Wildcats are the stronger team on paper and should be able to come away with the victory.

Pick: Kentucky -8.5

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