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January 24 SEC Basketball Schedule: TV, Tip Times, How to Watch, Streaming, Odds and Picks

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There are some sleepy-looking games tonight that could turn out to be interesting.

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s Schedule

Game Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Auburn at South Carolina 6:30 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN
Arkansas at Vanderbilt 8:30 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN
Kentucky at Tennessee 9:00 PM ESPN/WatchESPN

Tonight’s slate is sort of interesting, starting with Auburn-South Carolina in the early game. Auburn has won two straight and looks like they may be finally starting to figure things out, while South Carolina looks to rebound from its first loss in SEC play on Saturday in Rupp Arena. P.J. Dozier is expected to be back in the lineup for the Gamecocks tonight.

In the later window, Arkansas travels to Vanderbilt. That isn’t quite a must-win for the Hogs; Vanderbilt, in spite of a 9-10 overall record, is somehow ranked 57th in the RPI and the game is at Memorial Gym, but it’s probably not a game Arkansas wants to lose if they have designs on the NCAA Tournament. Finally, there’s Kentucky at Tennessee in the ESPN game. The Vols have played a lot of good teams close this season but haven’t gotten that signature win just yet; could this be a trap game for Kentucky?

Odds and Picks

Season to Date: 74-90-1 ATS

  • Auburn (+10) at South Carolina: “Vegas Always Knows, Part 1.” Doesn’t it seem like South Carolina should be more than a ten-point favorite against Auburn at home? Doesn’t it seem like people would be loading up on South Carolina at this number, thus moving the line in their direction? Yet it’s stubbornly stuck on 10, which means that this is probably a well-executed trap line, so take the points.
  • Arkansas (+3.5) at Vanderbilt: As a Vanderbilt fan, trust me: Vanderbilt never plays well against Arkansas.
  • Kentucky at Tennessee (+9.5): “Vegas Always Knows, Part 2.” Really? Kentucky only has to cover 9 and a half? And the line opened at 10.5 and moved a point against Kentucky? What’s going on here? Looks like a trap, and the smart play is on the Vols.