Vanderbilt vs. Arizona Odds, Picks, Predictions: How to Bet Saturday’s College World Series Game (June 19)

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Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images. Pictured: The Vanderbilt Commodores.

  • The College World Series rolls on Saturday as the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Arizona Wildcats.
  • Vandy starter Kumar Rocker is one of the best pitchers in the country, but he will have his hands full with a Wildcat offense that leads the country in hits and has no problem racking up extra bases.
  • Check out Collin Wilson's betting preview for the game below, including updated odds, a pick, and a prediction.

Vanderbilt vs. Arizona Odds

Vanderbilt Odds -165
Arizona Odds +135
Over/Under 10.5 (-107 / -114)
Time Saturday, 7 p.m. ET
TV ESPN
Odds as of Friday afternoon and via DraftKings.
2021 College World Series Betting Guide

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Projected Starting Pitchers

Kumar Rocker (Vanderbilt) vs. Chase Silseth (Arizona)

Beating Kumar Rocker is not impossible, as both Arkansas and Alabama put up at least five earned runs against the Vanderbilt ace in recent action.

The key to making Rocker work is to get his off-speed pitch arsenal located in the strike zone. Enter an Arizona lineup that ranks seventh in walks and leads the nation in hits, runs and triples.

.@kobebe10 smokes one into the gap to score ✌️ Season-high 🔟 extra-base hits for the Cats! #BearDown

📺 ESPN2
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— Arizona Baseball 🏆 (@ArizonaBaseball) June 14, 2021

That video clip above is extremely important in helping to understand what Arizona baseball is: A doubles machine that can thrive in a park like TD Ameritrade. With winds and precipitation possibly hitting the Omaha by Saturday evening, the advantage will be with a Wildcats team that sprays the ball after practicing patience at the plate.

Vanderbilt has a top-of-the-line bullpen, and Jack Leiter would arguably be the better-suited starter for Game 1.

If the current starting pitchers hold between Rocker and Chase Silseth, count me in for fading the Commodores steam up until first pitch.

Pick: Arizona +130 or better

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