The SEC Quarterfinals conclude Friday night with the hometown favorites in action. Vanderbilt is hoping to ride the home crowd energy, but they may be outnumbered when the face off against Kentucky. Below is our pick for the SEC Tournament Quarterfinal clast between Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Vanderbilt +7|
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This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 10, 2023.
✅ Vanderbilt has gone 9-1 in their last 10 games, including a win over Kentucky.
✅ Kentucky is just 6-7 in Q1 games this season.
✅ The Wildcats are in good form right now, but they have shown they can lose to any team on any given day.
Vanderbilt Commodores – Can I Have This Dance?
Vanderbilt took advantage of a favorable draw and comfortably advanced to the quarterfinals with a 77-68 victory over LSU. This win did not do anything to help their bubble chances, but a loss would have seen the ‘Dores getting ready for the NIT.
These two teams split the season series with Kentucky winning by 16 in Nashville and Vandy winning by two in Lexington.
Kentucky Wildcats – Are They Back?
Kentucky visited the Arkansas Razorbacks and comfortably won 88-79. The Wildcats were in control throughout this game and the Razorbacks were non-competitive throughout. Trialing by four points at the half, the Wildcats were able to extend that lead to double-digits in a routine second half. Kentucky led by as many as 14 points, never trailed by more than three, and won outright as +4.5-point underdogs.
Antonio Reeves went off with 37 points, one rebound, and two assists in the game. Oscar Tshiebwe added 12 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the victory.
After 31 games, Kentucky is scoring 75.1 points per game, shooting 46.0% from the field, and assisting on 15.5 made shots. The Wildcats are allowing 67.6 points, grabbing 38.8 rebounds, blocking 3.8 shots, and stealing the ball 6.4 times.