The Tennessee Volunteers (13-2, 3-0 SEC) will be attempting to build on an eight-game home winning run when squaring off against the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-7, 1-1 SEC) on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Thompson-Boling Arena. It airs at 9:00 PM ET.
Tennessee is a gigantic 17.5-point favorite against Vanderbilt when the Volunteers square off with the Commodores on Tuesday. The game’s point total is 132.5.
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Odds
Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt
The spread for this matchup is set at 17.5 points, with bookmakers listing Tennessee as the favorite.
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Tennessee has -2169 odds to pick up the win, while Vanderbilt is listed at +1080 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 132.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
- Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Betting Trends
Tennessee is 9-6-0 against the spread this season. The Volunteers have been chosen as favorites in 10 games this year and have walked away with the win nine times (90%) in those games. Tennessee’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under five times in 15 opportunities (33.3%).
Vanderbilt has six wins against the spread in 15 games this season. The Commodores have won 16.7% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (1-5). Vanderbilt has gone over the point total 53.3% of the time this year (eight of 15 games with a set point total).
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Key Players to Watch
Zakai Zeigler is tops on the Volunteers at 4.1 assists per game, while also averaging 3.1 rebounds and 10.2 points. Santiago Vescovi leads the Volunteers at 12.8 points per contest, while also putting up 3.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Olivier Nkamhoua puts up 12 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Julian Phillips averages 10 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 39.1% from the floor.
Liam Robbins is the Commodores’ top scorer (12.9 points per game) and rebounder (6), and produces 1.3 assists. Ezra Manjon is putting up a team-high 3.3 assists per game. He’s also delivering 8.9 points and 3.5 rebounds, hitting 48.7% of his shots from the floor. Jordan Wright is putting up 10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, making 40.5% of his shots from the floor and 29.5% from beyond the arc, with 1 triples per game. Myles Stute gets the Commodores 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers
The Volunteers have been led by their defense, as they rank second-best in the nation by allowing just 52.5 points per game. They rank 108th in college basketball in points scored (75.4 per contest). In terms of rebounding, it’s been a dominant stretch for Tennessee, who is averaging 38.3 rebounds per game (third-best in college basketball) and allowing 27.7 boards per contest (21st-best).
So far this season, Tennessee is sinking 8.3 three-pointers per game (91st-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 34.5% (157th-ranked) from beyond the arc. When it comes to defending three-pointers, everything is clicking for the Volunteers, who are allowing 4.7 threes per game (fifth-best in college basketball) and a 20.8% shooting percentage from downtown (best).
The Volunteers have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall over their past 10 games. Tennessee has gone over the total in three of its past 10 outings. Tennessee has seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 76.5 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.1 points more than the 75.4 it has scored this season. Tennessee has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 50.5 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 52.5 it has conceded per game this season.
What you need to know about the Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt’s conference games hit the over 13 out of 21 times last year. In 2022-23, the Commodores are 181st in the country on offense (71.6 points scored per game) and 156th defensively (68.1 points allowed). In 2022-23, Vanderbilt is 48th in the country in rebounds (35.7 per game) and 142nd in rebounds conceded (30.5).
With 8.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.2% from beyond the arc, Vanderbilt is 91st and 218th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Commodores are 105th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.5 per game) and 66th in defensive 3-point percentage (30.6%).
The Commodores are 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. Five of Vanderbilt’s past 10 outings have hit the over. In its previous 10 games, Vanderbilt is putting up 72.9 points per contest, 1.3 more than its season average (71.6). The Commodores have fared better defensively over their last 10 games, ceding 68 points per contest, 0.1 fewer points than their season average of 68.1 allowed.
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Tennessee, and we project that Tennessee will cover the spread (Tennessee -17.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.
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