NIT: UAB at Vanderbilt odds, picks and predictions

The 4th-seeded UAB Blazers (27-9) and 2nd-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores (22-14) meet Wednesday in a NIT quarterfinal at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.M. ET (ESPN2/ESPN+). Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the UAB at Vanderbiltodds as we make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and best bets.

The Blazers were bounced in the Conference USA Tournament final by Florida Atlantic, who is still alive in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. UAB has rolled in the NIT so far, topping former conference mate Southern Miss and Morehead State by 18 or more points, with an average margin of victory of 23.0 points per game (PPG).

UAB has done it with defense, allowing just 59.5 PPG, while scoring 82.5 PPG, covering both games while cashing the Under in 3 postseason games in a row.

Vanderbilt just missed out on a trip to the Big Dance, falling to Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament semifinals. It has rebounded in the NIT with a pair of victories over Yale (71-62) and Michigan (66-65), splitting against the spread (ATS), while going 2-0 to the Under.

The Commodores have averaged 68.5 PPG in 2 NIT games, while allowing just 63.5 PPG.

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