Tennesse went from #1 to #5 in the space of one game and they will be looking to exact their revenge against Vanderbilt on Wednesday of this week.
Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Kentucky was able to get the better of the red-hot Volunteers on Saturday and it was a surprisingly poor effort from the 23-2 side but facing a struggling Commodores team could be exactly what they’re looking for.
Past Meetings and Stats
The 86-69 loss to Kentucky was certainly a shock result for Tennessee and that could spell trouble for Vandy, which has lost an incredible 13 straight games.
After starting 9-3, Vanderbilt has fallen out of contention and it has been a remarkable lack of form from the former quality side. They are 0-12 in the conference, which is headed by Tennessee at 11-1 and they should struggle to win again.
These teams have met only five times in the last two years and it’s Tennessee with a 4-1 advantage. The last time they met was in January when the game went into overtime. Tennessee came out on top 88-83 but it won’t be as close this time around.
Tennessee has a perfect record at home this season and it’s hard to see that changing against Vanderbilt.
The opening line of 18.5 could be set to move but bettors should jump on Tennessee –18.5. That’s a line that seems high, but they’re facing a clearly inferior team in Vanderbilt and with a roaring home crowd behind them, the Volunteers should fire on all cylinders.
Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee Free Pick:
Tennessee –18.5 @ 1.94 12Bet, 188Bet, 5Dimes, Pinnacle