Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt odds, line, time: 2023 college basketball picks, March 1 predictions from proven model

The No. 23 Kentucky Wildcats will carry their four-game winning streak into Wednesday night’s game against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Kentucky extended its incredible streak with one of its best performances of the season, an 86-54 win over Auburn on Saturday. Vanderbilt is also one of the hottest teams in the SEC, winning six of its last seven games.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are favored by 10 points in the latest Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 146. Before getting into any Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky picks, you’ll want to check out the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 17 of the season 76-46 across all of college basketball’s top picks this season, returning more than $1,600 for $100 punters. Anyone who has followed it has seen tremendous returns.

Now, the model has targeted Kentucky against Vanderbilt. You can head over to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt:

  • Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt spread: Kentucky -10
  • Kentucky vs Vanderbilt over/under: 146 points
  • Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt money line: Kentucky -550, Vanderbilt +400
  • Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt picks: See picks here

Selected game | Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

Because Vanderbilt can cover

Vanderbilt has quietly been one of the hottest teams in the conference since getting swept by Alabama in late January. The Commodores have won six of their seven games since then, including upsets over Tennessee, Florida and Auburn. They ended the Gators’ season with an 88-72 win Saturday as six players scored in double figures for Vanderbilt.

Liam Robbins scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked five shots in the win over Florida, raising his season averages to 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. He ranks third in school history with 82 blocked shots, sitting five behind Festus Ezeli’s record (87) in 2010-11. Vanderbilt rarely gets past Kentucky, but the Commodores have covered the spread in six straight trips to Lexington.

Because Kentucky can cover

Kentucky has the longest active winning streak in the SEC after moving into third place with its win over Auburn on Saturday. The Wildcats dominated the Tigers from the opening tip, shooting 56.1 percent from the floor and being outrebounded 41-23. They are 14-3 at home this season and have won 14 straight games against Vanderbilt, including a 69-53 home win on Jan. 24.

Big Oscar Tshiebwe has knocked down 20-of-23 shots in his last two games, averaging 23.5 points in wins over Florida and Auburn. The reigning national player of the year leads Kentucky in scoring (16.4) and rebounding (12.8). He posted a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in the first meeting between these teams, while Antonio Reeves had 16 points.

How to make Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky picks

The model has simulated Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model leans down and has also produced a point spread option that hits over 50% of the simulations. You can only see the selection on SportsLine.

So who wins Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread does it hit more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump to, everything from the advanced model that’s 76-46 to college basketball’s top picks this season and find out.

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