The Citadel vs. VMI - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports
VMI Keydets (6-18) at The Citadel Bulldogs (6-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm (McAlister Field House)
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs PK -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to watch: ESPN+ Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The VMI Keydets and Citadel Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McAlister Field House.
The VMI Keydets need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The VMI Keydets are averaging 73.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Travis Evee is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 assists while Kamdyn Curfman is averaging 10.6 points and 1.8 assists. Garrett Gilkeson is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Lewis is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The VMI Keydets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The VMI Keydets haven’t won a road game this season.
The Citadel Bulldogs look for their first win since December 19. The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 78.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kaiden Rice is averaging 13.8 points and three rebounds while Kaelon Harris is averaging 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. Hayden Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Fletcher Abee is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Citadel Bulldogs haven’t won a home game since December 10.
The Keydets are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Keydets last 7 road games. The over is 6-2-1 in Bulldogs last 9 home games. The home team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The VMI Keydets haven't won a road game this season where they lose by an average of 10 points and shoot 40.9 percent from the field. It's been a while since the Citadel Bulldogs have won a home game, but at least they've won at home this season and shoot 48.2 percent from the field in front of their fans. The home team has also won nine of the last 10 meetings between The Citadel and VMI. I'm not trying to back either of these teams, but in a true pick em spot, I'll take the Bulldogs at home for obvious reasons.