Vandy is a six point favorite overall and a three point favorite in the first half. In years past, predicting how Vandy would play in this game would be like landing on the carrier in Top Gun on the ol' 8-bit: In theory possible, somewhat confidence inducing while you're in the midst of it, but you're going to end up in the water.
Is this year's team different when it comes to responding to adversity? I think so. Safe bet is the first half line. If you're really feeling it, like Contra up up down down left right left right a b a b select start (for two player) feeling it, do the dirty on the 6 point line.
Prop bet for you consideration: which team will have more blocked shots? Hell if I know.
Prop bet not for your consideration: odds that I cry during or after the game. Last time MSU was in Mem Gym, I cried at the end of the game. Thanks, Shan. One of two times I've cried at a Vanderbilt sporting event. The other was standing in Neyland stadium at the end of VICTORY IN KNOXVILLE. I don't think it's happening tonight, no matter what happens.
As an aside, I don't give a Man Crush of the Game Award for losses, b/c when we lose it makes me sad all over, even in my heart. However, I did think there was one man crush type moment in the UK loss: Jeff Taylor's missed dunk. He missed, which was zero percent fun. However, it was a sign that the talent and ability at the house that Edwin Keeble designed has changed dramatically. It was a sign that the quality of the man crush candidates has improved dramatically. We aren't having to talk ourselves into the sort of attractive if she would wear something other than frumpy sweaters and lost the glasses theater chicks anymore. Dynamite!