Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky

  • The Kentucky Wildcats are -605 favorites to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores.
  • Kentucky is a 10.5-point favorite going into the game.

TAMPA, Fla. – The SEC Tournament continues on Friday with a matchup between the #5 Kentucky Wildcats and Vanderbilt Commodores. Kentucky is going into the game as the heavy favorite being that they are the fifth-ranked team in the country while Vanderbilt is unranked.

Kentucky Vs. Vanderbilt Odds

  • Moneyline: Kentucky (-605) vs. Vanderbilt (+420)
  • Spread: Kentucky -10.5 (-105)
  • Total: 142.5 Points

Sure, there is some value in betting on the moneyline in this one, however, because legal online sportsbooks are heavily in favor of Kentucky, the profit margin for the risk might not be worth it. A total of $605 would have to be wagered in order to profit $100 when betting on the Wildcats.

Betting On The Spread

While a 10.5-point spread is nothing out of the ordinary for Kentucky, they have struggled with the spread this season. They went a below-average 15-16 ATS, however, they had a winning margin of a whopping 14.4 points. Vanderbilt though had an impressive season on the spread at 19-12-1.

Something to point out about Kentucky is that they had a tough time against spreads between 10 and 15 points this season. In six games as a 10 to 15-point favorite, they went 3-3. They also split the spread 1-1 against Vanderbilt this season.

Looking at the Commodores, they have been one of the hottest teams against the spread recently having gone 10-2 in their last 12 games. They have also held their own in underdog situations as well going 9-6-1 ATS with an average margin of -5.5 in those games.

Trends to keep an eye on in this match-up include Kentucky going 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games. Vanderbilt has gone 6-0 against the spread in their last six games following a win. In the matchup between the two, the underdog has gone 14-5-2 ATS in their last 21 meetings.

Public betting splits have been heavily leaning on Vanderbilts college basketball odds with 54% of bets coming on them to cover the spread.

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