Furman vs. VMI - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VMI Keydets (5-11) at Furman Paladins (4-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VMI Keydets and Furman Paladins square off Saturday afternoon at the Timmons Arena.
The VMI Keydets have lost five straight games and play their 10th true road contest. On the season, VMI is averaging 77.7 points on 39.1 percent shooting and is allowing 86.2 points on 51.7 percent shooting. QJ Peterson is averaging 20.4 points and 4.1 assists while Tim Marshall is averaging 12.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. Phillip Anglade is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Brian Brown is shooting 36.9 percent from the field. The VMI Keydets main issue this season has been defense, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 33.7 percent from deep and have allowed 75 or more points in eight straight games. Offensively, VMI is shooting 72.3 percent from the free throw line and 31.4 percent from downtown. The VMI Keydets are 1-8 SU this season on the road.
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The Furman Paladins have split their last four games and look for their third conference victory. On the season, Furman is averaging 64.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 73.2 points on 49 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 16.6 points and 3.1 assists while Geoff Beans is averaging 11.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Kendrec Ferrara is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Daniel Fowler is shooting 52.4 percent from the field. The Furman Paladins are also struggling defensively, as teams are shooting 34.8 percent from deep and they’ve allowed 72 or more points in six of their last eight games. Offensively, Furman is shooting 68.1 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Furman Paladins are 5-1 SU this season on their home court.
The Keydets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Paladins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
VMI plays no defense at all and has been brutal on the road SU. So, asking an OK Furman team to win by a bucket or two on its home court should be no big deal.