The Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky live stream online and televised matchup highlights a full day of hoops action from the 2016 NCAA basketball schedule. The Wildcats continue to cling to a Top 25 spot, currently ranked at No. 23 overall and coming off a win over Arkansas in their previous game. The Commodores, currently at 11-7 overall and fifth in the SEC, will try to score an important upset to build up their tournament resumes in a season which has already been wide open amongst teams. The 2016 NCAA basketball live streaming and televised action will arrive through ESPN networks Saturday.
The USA Today site reported on Jan. 21 that Kentucky is coming off a 14-point win over Arkansas this past week in which freshman Skal Labissiere and big man Derek Willis each contributed nicely as did Tyler Ulis. Coach Calipari was reportedly pleased with Ulis in particular as he scored 24 points and dished out five assists in the win. Ulis has also been on point from the free throw line, shooting 26-of-27 over his last three games. Calipari will look for more of the same from Ulis and his big men as the Commodores try to grab an away game upset.
Vanderbilt is coming into this matchup as winners of their last three games. The most recent was an 88-74 victory over Tennessee on the road. Wade Baldwin IV scored a career-high 25 points to lead the way and continues to lead the team in scoring with 14.9 points per game and assists with 4.6 per game. The Commodores also took care of SEC foes Alabama 71-63 and Auburn 75-57 at home and will try for a fourth-straight against one of the usually tough opponents from their conference. The Wildcats are 3-2 over their last five games and currently sit third in the SEC behind South Carolina and conference standings leader Texas A&M.
Kentucky first started as a four-point favorite on the Vegas point spread for this matchup. Since then, they’ve risen to as high as six point favorites at most books. On the moneyline, the Wildcats are -275 favorites with the Commodores priced at +235. The over/under points total is 142-1/2 points for the game at 5Dimes and other books. Future odds bettors will find Kentucky is listed No. 7 with odds of 18 to 1 to win the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina currently leads all teams at 13 to 2 odds.
Saturday’s Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky game has a scheduled start time of 4 p.m. Eastern Time. For live television viewing, United States residents can watch the game on ESPN. To watch Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky live stream online coverage, U.S. cable and satellite customers can log into the WatchESPN website or mobile apps where available. Live audio commentary is also available on Sirius XM Satellite Radio channel 80 for national commentary or 83 for Wildcats coverage.