Tennessee vs Vanderbilt Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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The Tennessee Volunteers (19-4, 8-2 SEC) go up against the Vanderbilt Commodores (11-12, 4-6 SEC) at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday in SEC play. The matchup airs on SEC Network.

The Volunteers are currently healthy 10-point favorites against the Commodores. The over/under is 134.5 points for the matchup.

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Odds

Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing Tennessee as the favorite.

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Tennessee has -550 odds to pick up the win, while Vanderbilt is listed at +401 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SEC Network
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Arena: Memorial Gymnasium

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Betting Trends

Tennessee has 13 wins against the spread in 23 games this season. The Volunteers have come away with 15 wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Tennessee’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 39.1% of the time (nine out of 23 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Vanderbilt is 10-13-0 this season. The Commodores have a 3-10 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.1% of those games). Vanderbilt’s games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 23 opportunities (52.2%).

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Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Key Players to Watch

Tennessee

Zakai Zeigler leads the Volunteers at 5.1 assists per game, while also putting up 3.1 rebounds and 11.0 points. Santiago Vescovi posts 11.9 points and 2.9 assists per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 4.5 rebounds, shooting 38.4% from the floor and 33.8% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Olivier Nkamhoua averages a team-leading 5.1 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 11.0 points and 2.0 assists, shooting 54.8% from the field. Julian Phillips puts up 9.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, shooting 40.1% from the field.

Vanderbilt

Liam Robbins paces the Commodores in scoring (13.3 points per game) and rebounding (6.3), and posts 1.3 assists. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 2.8 blocked shots (fifth in the nation). Tyrin Lawrence gives the Commodores 11.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ezra Manjon is the Commodores’ top assist man (3.2 per game), and he produces 8.5 points and 2.7 rebounds. The Commodores get 10.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Myles Stute.

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What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers

Tennessee and its SEC opponents have combined to hit the over four out of 10 times this season. The Volunteers are scoring 72.3 points per game this season (160th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on defense, ceding just 54.6 points per game (best). Tennessee is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking fifth-best in college basketball with 37.4 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 60th with 28.8 rebounds allowed per contest.

The Volunteers are putting up 76.2 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 6.4 more points than they’re averaging in away games (69.8). With 7.6 threes per game, Tennessee is 158th in college basketball. It owns a 32.2% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 278th in college basketball. The Volunteers are thriving when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank fifth-best in college basketball in threes allowed (4.9 per game) and best in three-point percentage allowed (21.9%).

The Volunteers are 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 games. Five of Tennessee’s last 10 games have hit the over. On offense, Tennessee has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 70.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 72.3 it has put up over the course of this year. Tennessee’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (56.3) is 1.7 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (54.6).

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What you need to know about the Vanderbilt Commodores

So far this season, six out of Vanderbilt’s 10 SEC games with an over/under have hit the over. Offensively the Commodores are the 201st-ranked team in college basketball (70.7 points per game). Defensively they are 251st (72.0 points conceded per game). On the glass, Vanderbilt is 88th in college basketball in rebounds (33.7 per game). It is 267th in rebounds allowed (32.4 per game).

In 2022-23 the Commodores are averaging 0.2 more points per game at home (71.5) than on the road (71.3). Vanderbilt makes 8.0 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 111th and 284th, respectively, in the nation. In 2022-23, the Commodores are 193rd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (7.3 per game) and 128th in defensive 3-point percentage (32.6%).

The Commodores have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Vanderbilt has gone over the total six times. Vanderbilt is scoring 71.9 points per contest in its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 70.7. The Commodores have played worse defensively over their last 10 games, surrendering 79.8 points per contest, 7.8 more points their than season average of 72.0.

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Tennessee, and we expect that Tennessee will cover the spread (Tennessee -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

You can bet on Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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