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Anchor Drop, December 16, 2023: Texas Tech tonight

An awkward night for me.

NCAA Basketball: Vegas Showdown Third Place Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Finals week is over, and Vanderbilt basketball is back in action. Feel the excitement! The Commodores take on Texas Tech tonight at 6:30 PM CT in Fort Worth for some reason; it’s the middle game of a tripleheader at Dickies Arena, sandwiched between Air Force-UT Arlington and Arizona State-TCU. Vanderbilt is 4-5 on the season and has lost four of its last five, and uh, KenPom thinks Vanderbilt has a 16% chance of winning this one. It’s on ESPN+.

Yeah, I don’t have anything else. Still no offensive coordinator, still no strength coach. Open thread for the bowl games (okay, okay, the Division II national championship game) coming up in a few hours.

Bad Gambling Advice

Season to date: 71-52-4 ATS, 66-57-3 totals

  • LSU vs. Texas (11:00 AM CT, ESPN2): Texas -7, Under 142
  • Texas A&M vs. Houston (1:30 PM CT, ESPN2): Texas A&M +7.5, Over 130
  • High Point at Georgia (4:30 PM CT, SEC Network): Georgia -10, Over 150.5
  • North Carolina vs. Kentucky (4:30 PM CT, CBS): North Carolina -1.5, Over 165
  • Lipscomb vs. Arkansas (5:00 PM CT, SEC Network+): Arkansas -12.5, Over 153
  • Charleston Southern at South Carolina (5:00 PM CT, SEC Network+): South Carolina -22, Under 133.5
  • Cal vs. Ole Miss (6:30 PM CT, SEC Network): Cal +3.5, Over 139.5
  • Vanderbilt vs. Texas Tech (6:30 PM CT, ESPN+): Texas Tech -8, Under 140.5
  • Alabama at Creighton (7:00 PM CT, FOX): Alabama +7.5, Under 166.5
  • NC State vs. Tennessee (9:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Tennessee -9.5, Under 150

Sports on TV (non-college football edition)

All times Central. College basketball schedule here.

  • 12:00 PM: NFL: Vikings at Bengals (NFL Network)
  • 1:00 PM: NHL: Canucks at Wild (NHL Network)
  • 3:30 PM: NFL: Steelers at Colts (NFL Network)
  • 6:30 PM: NBA: Hawks at Cavaliers (NBA TV)
  • 7:00 PM: NHL: Capitals at Predators (NHL Network)
  • 7:15 PM: NFL: Broncos at Lions (NFL Network)
  • 9:00 PM: NBA: Jazz at Kings (NBA TV)

Scoreboard

NBA: Pelicans 112, Hornets 107 ... 76ers 124, Pistons 92 ... Wizards 137, Pacers 123 ... Celtics 128, Magic 111 ... Hawks 125, Raptors 104 ... Spurs 129, Lakers 115 ... Rockets 103, Grizzlies 96 ... Knicks 139, Suns 122.

NHL: Rangers 5, Ducks 1 ... Predators 6, Hurricanes 5 ... Bruins 5, Islanders 4 ... Stars 5, Senators 4 ... Coyotes 1, Sharks 0 ... Sabres 5, Golden Knights 2.