No. 25 Tennessee unexpectedly dropped a home game to Kentucky in its last outing and will be on the road for Wednesday. The Volunteers will visit Vanderbilt in its first game of the week. The Commodores got blown out the last time these two teams met and have been one of the SEC's worst teams. Will the result be similar in the rematch?
Tennessee (15-6, 8-6 SEC) is on the downstroke and has lost to three unranked teams in February. The Volunteers don’t have a go-to scorer, but have leaned on rookie guard Jaden Springer lately on offense. Springer was an abysmal 2-for-11 from the field against the Wildcats but should bounce back against a lesser opponent.
Vanderbilt (6-12, 2-10 SEC) has dropped two games in a row, but both contests were close. The Commodores fell to Kentucky and No. 6 Alabama by four points and appear to be trending in the right direction. Scotty Pippen Jr. is on a scoring spree, and if he’s able to score more than 20 points in a third-straight game, the home team could have a shot,
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt on Wednesday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Tennessee -7
Point Total: 140.5
Money line: Tennessee -315, Vanderbilt +255
- Tennessee is 11-10 against the spread overall and 3-3 on the road.
- Vanderbilt is 9-6-3 against the spread overall and 9-4-3 at home.
The Best Bet
Vanderbilt hasn’t lost by more than six points since its January loss to Florida. The Commodores fell short by seven points in that game. They might not be winning games, but they’re able to keep things close and cover the spread.
Pick: Vanderbilt +7
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