VMI Keydets vs. Western Carolina Catamounts - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (8-15) at VMI Keydets (6-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Cameron Hall)
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The Western Carolina Catamounts will travel to play the VMI Keydets in a Southern game on Saturday.
The VMI Keydets are 6-15 (1-9) and are coming off of a loss against East Tennessee State by a score of 71-60. VMI has lost 4 games in a row and is currently last in the Southern standings. VMI’s only conference win came against Samford. VMI is averaging 66.5 points per game while giving up 73.2 points per game. VMI is also averaging 33.8 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game. QJ Peterson is averaging 17.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for VMI. Julian Eleby is averaging 14.8 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Keydets. VMI is shooting 71% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 40.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Carolina Catamounts are 8-15 (3-7) and are coming off of a loss to UNC Greensboro by a score of 75-58. Western Carolina has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the Southern standings. Western Carolina has conference wins against VMI, Mercer, and UNC Greensboro. Western Carolina defeated VMI by a score of 73-52 in their first meeting this season. Western Carolina is averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 74.3 points per game. Western Carolina is also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Mike Brown is averaging 17.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Western Carolina. Torrion Brummitt is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Catamounts. Western Carolina is shooting 69.8% on free throws, 31.9% on three-pointers, and 41% on all field goal attempts.
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Western Carolina is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 8-3 in Western Carolina’s last 11 road games. VMI is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. VMI is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 conference games. The under is 4-0 in VMI’s last 4 games. Western Carolina is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have struggled this season, but VMI is the last placed team for a reason. VMI really struggles on offense, while Western Carolina is averaging over 72 points per game. Western Carolina blew out VMI in their first meeting this season and I expect Western Carolina to get the season sweep.