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The Citadel vs. VMI - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

VMI Keydets (6-13) at The Citadel Bulldogs (9-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm (McAlister Field House)

The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The VMI Keydets and Citadel Bulldogs meet Saturday at the McAlister Field House.

The VMI Keydets could use a victory after losing five of their last six games. The VMI Keydets are averaging 62.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. QJ Peterson is averaging 18.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Julian Eleby is averaging 14.9 points and 2.4 assists. Trey Chapman is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Adrian Rich is dishing 1.7 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Keydets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The VMI Keydets have lost 12 of their last 15 road games.

The Citadel vs. VMI - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Citadel Bulldogs also need a victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 86.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 95.3 points on 53.1 percent shooting. Derrick Henry is averaging 16.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while Quinton Marshall is averaging 12.9 points and 2.1 assists. Warren Sledge is the third double-digit scorer and Brian White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Citadel Bulldogs have lost 10 of their last 15 home games.

The Keydets are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

This is rather low chalk when you consider VMI has lost five of its last six and can't win on the road to save its life. The Bulldogs aren't in great form, but they do play well at home. I'll side with the home team here.

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The Citadel Bulldogs -4.5

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