Tennessee Volunteers at Vanderbilt Commodores Free Prediction 01/23/19

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The top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (16-1, 5-0 SEC) and the Vanderbilt Commodores (9-8, 0-5 SEC) clash at Memorial Gym. The Volunteers have won 12 games in a row, while the Commodores are on a five-game losing streak. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Odds

In their last game, the Commodores fell to the 24th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs, 71-55, while the Volunteers barely escaped the Alabama Crimson Tide, 71-68.

The Volunteers had a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 14.4), while the Crimson Tide had a free throw rate of 0.136 (below their season average of 0.300). Vanderbilt, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.286 vs. 0.203). Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee led the way, finishing with 13 points and six rebounds. Admiral Schofield, meanwhile fueled Tennessee with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Volunteers dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the most recent contest, Tennessee won 67-62. Tennessee had a much better free throw rate (0.500 vs. 0.193). Vanderbilt, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.1 vs. 25.0). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

The aggressive Vanderbilt offense seems poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Commodores currently rank ninth in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.322, while Tennessee ranks 135th in FTA rate allowed (0.217). Moreover, the Volunteers’ 13th-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.567) will go head-to-head against the Commodores’ 53rd-ranked defense (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.470).

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Tennessee, ATS Winner – Vanderbilt, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee ranks second in assists per game (20.1) while Vanderbilt ranks 170th (12.7).
  • The Volunteers rank fourth in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while the Commodores rank 85th (3.3).
  • The Commodores rank 116th in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while the Volunteers rank 259th (18.8).
  • Tennessee averages 39.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 29th in the NCAA. Vanderbilt ranks 172nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Volunteers have scored an average of 87.6 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.0 points per game (0.4 above their season average).
  • The Commodores have been outscored by an average of 11.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Vanderbilt has defeated opponents by an average of 5.6 points.