VMI vs. East Tennessee State - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (13-9) at VMI Keydets (6-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Hall)
The Line: VMI Keydets +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers and VMI Keydets meet Thursday night at the Cameron Hall.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 78.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Ge'Lawn Guyn is averaging 17.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while T.J. Cromer is averaging 16.1 points and 2.9 assists. Deuce Bello is dishing 1.3 assists and Isaac Banks is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Buccaneers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have lost 11 of their last 15 road games.
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The VMI Keydets need a victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The VMI Keydets are averaging 66.8 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. QJ Peterson is averaging 17.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Julian Eleby is averaging 14.7 points and 2.3 assists. Trey Chapman is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Adrian Rich is dishing 1.8 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Keydets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The VMI Keydets have split their last 12 home games.
The Buccaneers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Keydets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Keydets are in terrible form right now and can't even win with any consistency on their home court. East Tennessee State is the better team here and should be able to use its above-average offense to pull away.