Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores January 5, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The Kentucky Wildcats (2-6) are at home in SEC action against the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-3) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Wildcats are double-digit favorites by 12 points in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total for the matchup is set at 135.

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 -12 -110 -110 135 -108 -113 -909 592

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Kentucky vs Vanderbilt
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Vanderbilt (+12) Over (135) Kentucky 73 Vanderbilt 65

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Total Facts

  • In 22 of eight opportunities (275%) this season, the Wildcats and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 135 points.
  • In five of seven outings (71.4%) this year, Vanderbilt has combined with its opponents to score more than 135 points.
  • The Wildcats and the Commodores combine to average 4.5 more points per game than the total of 135 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.3 more points per game (135.3) than this game’s over/under of 135 points.
  • The Wildcats average point total in matchups this year is 133.9, 1.1 points below the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Commodores this year is 5.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 66.5 points the Wildcats average per game are just 1.4 fewer points than the Commodores give up (67.9).
  • Kentucky has a 2-0 record overall and a 2-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 67.9 points.
  • Vanderbilt is 1-3 overall and 0-3-1 against the spread in games when it allows more than 66.5 points.
  • The Commodores put up an average of 73 points per game, 5.6 more points than the 67.4 the Wildcats give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 67.4 points, Vanderbilt is 2-0-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Kentucky is 1-3 against the spread and 1-3 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 73 points.
  • The Wildcats have a negative point differential on the season (-7 total points, -0.9 per game), while the Commodores have scored 36 more points than their opponents (5.1 per game).

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Kentucky Betting Information

  • Kentucky has covered in just three of eight matchups this season.
  • The Wildcats fare well when favored by at least 12 points, posting a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • The Wildcats have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 1 of 8 games (12.5%).

Vanderbilt Betting Information

  • Vanderbilt has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 2-4-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 12-point underdogs, the Commodores have fared well, going 2-1 against the spread.
  • Vanderbilt has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 42.9% of matchups this season (3 out of 7 contests).

Head to Head

Kentucky vs Vanderbilt (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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

  • The Wildcats scoring leader is Brandon Boston Jr., who averages 13.6 per contest to go with 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Isaiah Jackson leads Kentucky in rebounding, averaging 7.6 per game, while Davion Mintz leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.0 in each contest.
  • Dontaie Allen makes more threes per game than any other member of the Wildcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
  • The Kentucky steals leader is Mintz, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jackson, who compiles 2.8 rejections per contest.

Vanderbilt Leaders

  • Scotty Pippen Jr. collects 22.6 points and tacks on 4.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Commodores’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • The Commodores’ top rebounder is Dylan Disu — he grabs 8.9 per game while scoring 11.4 points per game.
  • Pippen is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Commodores, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • Pippen (1.9 steals per game) is the steal leader for Vanderbilt while Disu (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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