Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Volunteers versus the Commodores? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on SECN. The game will be played at Memorial Gymnasium (TN) in Nashville, TN. In this Southeastern matchup, Tennessee is favored by -13.5 vs. Vanderbilt. The over/under for the game is 141.5 points.


The Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +13.5

This game will be played at Memorial Gymnasium (TN) at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Commodores.
  • Not only will Vanderbilt pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Volunteers Chances in Nashville

Coming off a 91-71 win over Alabama, Tennessee has won three straight games and holds a 14-4 overall record. The Volunteers are 4-1 in Southeastern Conference play and 10-3 outside of the conference.

On the road this season, Tennessee is just 3-4, but the Volunteers have been dominant at home, going 11-0. For the season, Tennessee is outscoring opponents by an average of 1.0 points per game.

Against the spread, Tennessee has a record of 8-9-1 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is just 2-5 and over their last 10 road games, they are 2-8 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Volunteers are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in Tennessee’s games this year (142.6). So far, the over/under record in their games is 11-7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 159 points. On the season, the average scoring total in their games is 146 points.

Tennessee’s offense had a good outing, putting up 91 points against Alabama. They achieved a 48.5% field goal percentage and went 17/25 from the free-throw line. Dalton Knecht was the leading scorer for the Volunteers, putting up 25 points. In addition, Jonas Aidoo contributed 19 points.

So far this season, the Tennessee defense has been performing well, ranking 47th in the country at 66.3 points allowed per contest. So far, the Tennessee defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (464th).

Will the Commodores Make it Happen at Home?

So far this season, Vanderbilt has struggled to a record of 5-13. They have lost five games in a row and are still looking for their first win in SEC play, as they are 0-5 in conference games.

At home, the Commodores have gone 5-8, but they have lost two straight games. Their average scoring margin at home is -2.6 points per game, and over their last 10 games at home, they are just 3-7.

As the underdog, Vanderbilt has gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread this season and they are 7-10-1 overall. At home, the Commodores have an ATS mark of 5-8 and they are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Vanderbilt has a record of 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Vanderbilt’s games this season (142.4). So far, their over/under record is 5-13. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their over/under record is 0-3.

In their latest game, Vanderbilt offense put up 55 points against Mississippi State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.7% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrin Lawrence with 16 points. Ven-Allen Lubin also added 11 points for the Commodores.

On defense, Vanderbilt is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.9 points per game. Against Mississippi State in their most recent game, the Vanderbilt defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Mississippi State to hit 43% of their shots.