West Region Championship Vegas Odds & ATS NCAAB Picks: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Northwestern Wildcats
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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West Region Championship Vegas Odds & ATS NCAAB Picks: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Northwestern Wildcats

#9 Vanderbilt Commodores vs. #8 Northwestern Wildcats

Commodores: 19-15 (3-4 N)
Wildcats: 23-11 (4-2 N)
When: 4:30 PM ET, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: TBS

The eight-seeded Northwestern Wildcats will be making their first appearance in the modern NCAA Tournament and will hope to make the most of it as they prepare to meet the No. 9 seed Vanderbilt Commodores in a Western Region showdown set to be staged on Thursday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Wildcats finished with a winning record for the first time since 1968 and went as far as the Semifinals in the Big Ten Tournament losing to Wisconsin. They had previously dispatched Rutgers and the third seeded Maryland Terrapins to reach the Semis. Northwestern and Vandy will meet for the first time ever.

The Wildcats used an effective defense which ranks 34th in the country to beat Wisconsin and Maryland this year as well as eventual Big Ten Champion Michigan. Vanderbilt will be a tough nut to crack though for the Wildcats as the Commodores have been resilient against stiff competitors. They lost to Kentucky twice but by a combined 12 points and have beaten Florida three times this year alone.

They reached the SEC Semifinals but lost 76-62 to the Arkansas Razorbacks back on March 11. The winner of this tilt will practically be assured of meeting the Gonzaga Bulldogs who are 22-point favorites over South Dakota State. Vanderbilt has faced much tougher opponents and Northwestern’s wide eyed bewilderment will cause its ultimate demise.

BetOnline has the Vanderbilt listed as 2½-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 130.

#9 Vanderbilt Commodores vs. #8 Northwestern Wildcats West Region Championship Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
739 Vanderbilt
-1½
740 Northwestern
128½
  Moneyline
-115/-105

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In their last action, Northwestern was a 76-48 loser on the road against Badgers. They failed to cover the +4.5-point spread as underdogs.

Vanderbilt was a 76-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Razorbacks. They failed to cover the -4-point spread as favorites.

#9 Vanderbilt Commodores vs. #8 Northwestern Wildcats West Region Championship Vegas Odds & Trends

Vanderbilt:
Vanderbilt is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Vanderbilt is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vanderbilt's last 8 games

Northwestern:
Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games

ATS NCAAB Picks: Vanderbilt -2½ at BetOnline


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