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March Madness Betting - Vandy Makes Strong Impression in Loss

March Madness betting fans got a favorable impression of the Vanderbilt Commodores in their 56-58 loss to Kentucky as 1-point home dogs.

March Madness betting handicappers saw a Vandy team that proved in that February 20 showdown that they can compete with anyone listed on the March Madness betting line. Vanderbilt had an overall March Madness betting mark of 20-6 straight up and 12-11 against the spread.

Their best March Madness betting line value has been on the road where they had a mark of 5-3 against the spread.  Vandy was also trending over the March Madness bet total with a mark of 14-8 above the number for 2010.

Vanderbilt would make for a strong offensive March Madness betting commodity as they ranked in the upper tenth in the country for team scoring while their defense ranked in the middle of the national charts.

The Commodores trailed only Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference East Division standings and were ahead of fellow March Madness betting contenders Tennessee and Florida.

Vandy padded their March Madness betting resume with a 90-71 blowout win over Tennessee on February 9 and already had a win over Florida on January 9 by a score of 95-87.  The March Madness betting sweep of Tennessee in their season series this year will go a long way towards a potential solid seeding.

Vandy also had impressive March Madness betting non conference wins this year at St.Mary’s and over Missouri.  Jermaine Beal leads the Vandy March Madness betting attack with a team best 14.5 points per game.  AJ Ogilvy was the team leading rebound man with 6 per game.

The Commodores have been especially tough at their unique home of Memorial Gym and were off to their best start in SEC action since 1992-93.  Kentucky coach John Calipari had plenty of praise for Vandy after escaping with a win.

“Hats off to Vandy.  That was an Elite Eight environment.  That was two teams slugging it out and doing what they had to do to win the game.”