VMI at The Citadel: 2/20/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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The Citadel Bulldogs (11-9) vs VMI Keydets (12-10)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm (McAlister Field House)
Betting Odds: The Citadel Bulldogs +3 -- Over/Under: 167 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The VMI Keydets and The Citadel Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at McAlister Fieldhouse.
These two teams faced off in January and it was VMI that was able to come away with a 110-103 victory.
The VMI Keydets come into this game with a 12-10 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against UNC Greensboro the offense was elite putting up 88 points and that was enough to come away with a 11 point victory. VMI on the season is averaging 77.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 76.8 points per game. Greg Parham has been the best player for VMI averaging 18.6 points while shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 45.9 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is The Citadel Bulldogs who sit with an 11-9 record overall but they have lost each of their last two games. In the last game against Wofford, the offense could only manage 67 points and that led to a 14 point defeat. The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 79.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 83.1 points per game. Forward Hayden Brown has been the best player for The Citadel averaging 20 points while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three point line.
VMI is 21-8-1 against the spread in their last 30 games overall. The Citadel is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games. VMI is 13-2-1 against the spread in their last 16 meetings The favorite is 7-3-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings played between the two squads.
VMI is the better team and they are going to have no issue running up the score against Citadel. Look for The Citadel Bulldogs to have no answer and that will lead to VMI coming away with a win and a cover of the spread.