UAB vs Vanderbilt Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 22 NIT Tournament Game (Commodores Stand Tall at Home)

UAB vs Vanderbilt Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 22 NIT Tournament Game (Commodores Stand Tall at Home)


UAB vs Vanderbilt Game Info

  • 2022-23 NIT Tournament Game
  • UAB (27-9,6-5 Away) vs. Vanderbilt (22-14, 14-5 Home)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Memorial Gymnasium -- Nashville, Tennessee
  • Coverage: ESPN2, ESPN+

The 2022-23 NIT Tournament's quarterfinals continue on Wednesday, March 22. The UAB Blazers are set to collide with the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Gymnasium for a 7 p.m. ET tipoff.

UAB has a pep in its step after clearing Morehead State with a 77-59 effort, led by Ty Brewer's dominant 25-point showing. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt went back and forth in a close meeting with Michigan, but managed to eventually emerge with a 66-65 victory.

So, which team is the better bet to make the NIT semifinals?

UAB vs Vanderbilt Odds & Spread

Vanderbilt enters this contest as a slim favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points with the Under being favored at -115 odds.

UAB vs Vanderbilt Betting Trends

  • UAB is 5-1 straight up in its last six road games.
  • Vanderbilt is 7-0 straight up in its last seven home games.
  • UAB is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
  • Vanderbilt is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games.
  • The OVER is 6-0 in UAB's last six games played on a Wednesday.
  • The UNDER is 7-0 in Vanderbilt's last seven games against the C-USA.

UAB vs Vanderbilt Prediction & Pick

To say that UAB's dealing with an uphill battle would be an understatement. The Blazers have dropped 11 of their last 13 games against an SEC opponent and now have to deal with the Commodores, who've rattled off seven straight home wins. Vanderbilt hasn't lost at home since Jan. 24, outscoring opponents by an average of 5.3 points during its winning streak at Memorial Gymnasium.

UAB might average more points, but that has a lot to do with playing against weaker C-USA competition. Vanderbilt's perimeter shooting should help it keep pace. The Commodores average 8.4 threes per contest (No. 58) while the Blazers surrender an average of 7.5 three-pointers (No. 213).

UAB has a lot to be proud of, but facing an SEC team will be its downfall again. Look for Vanderbilt to advance to the semifinals.

Final Score Prediction: Vanderbilt: 76 | UAB: 74

UAB vs Vanderbilt Best Bet

In a contest where both teams are solid against the spread, I'm looking at the UNDER as the best bet. While both sides are capable of scoring, the Under is 4-1 in UAB's last five games while Vanderbilt has seen fewer points than expected in two straight. Furthermore, the Under is 7-0 in the Commodores' last seven outings against the C-USA.

UAB's last five games have only seen an average of 142 points scored while Vanderbilt's have averaged 144.8 in its last quintet. In other words, expect less offense than the odds project.

Bet: Under 153.5 Points (-115)

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