Samford vs. VMI - 3/4/16 SoCon Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VMI Keydets (9-20) at Samford Bulldogs (13-18)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)
The Line: Samford Bulldogs -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VMI Keydets and Samford Bulldogs meet Friday in the first round of the SoCon Tournament.
The VMI Keydets look for a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The VMI Keydets are averaging 66.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. QJ Peterson is averaging 19.6 points and six rebounds while Julian Eleby is averaging 14.1 points and 2.7 assists. Phillip Anglade is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Tim Marshall is dishing 1.1 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Keydets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The VMI Keydets have lost two of their last three neutral site games.
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The Samford Bulldogs look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 72.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 14.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while Christen Cunningham is averaging 14.1 points and four assists. Wyatt Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Rose is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have won their last two neutral site games.
The Keydets are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Samford has beaten VMI in two of the last three meetings and has more balance on the offensive side. The Bulldogs should be able to win this game and cover the reasonable number.