Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores: 2/17/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The Kentucky Wildcats (6-13) visit the Vanderbilt Commodores (6-10) after losing four road games in a row. The Wildcats are favored by 3.5 points in the contest, which begins at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is set at 140.5.

Betting Information

Kentucky vs Vanderbilt Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kentucky -3.5 -113 -109 140.5 -109 -113 -178 143

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Kentucky vs Vanderbilt
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Vanderbilt (+3.5) Over (140.5) Kentucky 73 Vanderbilt 70

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Total Facts

  • In nine of 19 outings (47.4%) this year, the Wildcats and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s over/under of 140.5 points.
  • Vanderbilt and its opponents have combined to score more than 140.5 points in 75% of their games this season (12 of 16 chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 1.9 more points per game (142.4) than this matchup’s total of 140.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.9 more points per game (143.4) than this game’s over/under of 140.5 points.
  • The average point total in Wildcats games this season is 0.7 fewer points than the total of 140.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Commodores this season is 5.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wildcats record just 3.6 fewer points per game (69.2) than the Commodores allow (72.8).
  • When Kentucky totals more than 72.8 points, it is 6-1 overall and 4-0 against the spread.
  • Vanderbilt is 2-10 overall and 6-5-1 against the spread when giving up more than 69.2 points.
  • The Commodores put up just 2.6 more points per game (73.2) than the Wildcats give up (70.6).
  • Vanderbilt is 5-5 overall and 7-0-1 against the spread in games it scores more than 70.6 points.
  • Kentucky’s record is 2-7 overall and 0-9 against the spread when it gives up more than 73.2 points to its opponents.
  • The Wildcats have a -27-point scoring differential on the season (-1.4 per game). The Commodores have out-scored opponents by only six points on the season (0.4 more per game).

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Kentucky Betting Information

  • Kentucky has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 5-13-1 record.
  • The Wildcats have posted a losing record of 1-7 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or bigger.
  • The Wildcats have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 8 of 19 contests this season, a rate of 42.1%

Vanderbilt Betting Information

  • The Commodores have a winning record against the spread, going 9-6-1 ATS (covering 56.2% of the time).
  • The Commodores have fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 2-1-1 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • The Commodores and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 9 of 16 (56.2%).

Head to Head

Kentucky vs Vanderbilt (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/5/2021 Kentucky -11.5 136 -827 +548 Regular Season 77-74 UK
2/11/2020 Kentucky -10.5 144 -664 +459 Regular Season 78-64 UK
1/29/2020 Kentucky -20 141.5 -5833 +1366 Regular Season 71-62 UK
1/29/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-52 UK
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 56-47 UK

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Kentucky Leaders

  • Brandon Boston Jr. leads the Wildcats in scoring, tallying 12.2 points per game to go with 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
  • Isaiah Jackson leads the Wildcats in rebounding, averaging 6.7 per game, while Devin Askew leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.2 in each contest.
  • Davion Mintz leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Boston is Kentucky’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Jackson leads them in blocks with 2.7 per contest.

Vanderbilt Leaders

  • The Commodores’ Scotty Pippen Jr. puts up enough points (20.3 per game) and assists (5.4 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Vanderbilt’s Dylan Disu stats (8.4 rebounds per game, 13.9 points per game, 1.3 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Pippen provides the most three-point shooting production for the Commodores. He makes 2.0 threes per game.
  • Vanderbilt’s leader in steals is Pippen with 1.7 per game, and its leader in blocks is Disu with 1.2 per game.
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