Western Carolina vs. VMI - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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VMI Keydets (7-20) at Western Carolina Catamounts (16-9)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ramsey Center)

The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -8 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Carolina Catamounts (16-9) will host the VMI Keydets (7-20) on
Wednesday, February 19 th for a Southern Conference match up at the Ramsey Center
in Cullowhee, NC. The game is scheduled for a 7:00pm eastern tip off.


Western Carolina will come into this game after a 80-74 victory over conference rival
Wofford. The Catamounts were led by the pair of Carlos Dotson and Mason Faulkner
who finished with 25 & 23 points respectively. Western Carolina was efficient on offense
shooting 55.8% from the field and 50% from the three-point line.

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On the season, Western Carolina is averaging 78.2 points per game while shooting
46.6%. They are holding their opponents to 74.4 points per game for a differential of 3.8
points. The Catamounts live and die by the three-point line. They are averaging 9.8
three-pointers a game and shooting at 37.2 %. They are led by Mason Faulkner who
averages 17.6 points, 5.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds on the year.


The Keydets will come into this game after losing 4 of their last 5 games. On the season
they are 7-21 and have really been struggling in conference play going 2-12. In their last
game against conference leading ETSU they kept it competitive before going down 67-
72. Travis Evee top scored for VMI with 23 points and 2 rebounds.
On the season, VMI are averaging 72 points per game and are giving up 70.4. They are
shooting 42.7% from the field while their opponents are scoring at 44.1%. The Keydets
have really struggled on the road this season going 1-11 in their away games. They are
led by Travis Evee with 12.4 points per game and Garrett Gilkeson with 10.6 points per
game.


Although VMI has not been winning games they have been great ATS as of late going
4-1 in their last 5 games. Western Carolina has also been able to cover lately going 3-2
in their last 5. If the last time these two teams played is anything to expect for this one I
expect a high scoring affair, but with VMI’s road struggles I expect Western Carolina to
be able to pull of a double digit win at home. I’ll take the Western Carolina Catamounts
to cover in this one.

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Greg’s Pick Western Carolina -8

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