Samford Bulldogs vs. VMI Keydets - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VMI Keydets (7-18) at Samford Bulldogs (12-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Pete Hanna Center)
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The VMI Keydets will travel to play the Samford Bulldogs in a Southern game on Saturday.
The Samford Bulldogs are 12-17 (3-13) and are coming off of a loss to UNC Greensboro by a score of 82-77. Samford has lost 3 games in a row and is currently 9th in the Southern standings. Samford has conference wins against Western Carolina and The Citadel (twice). Samford is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 74.3 points per game. Samford is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 15 points per game and 3.3 assists per game for Samford. Christen Cunningham is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4 assists per game for the Bulldogs. Samford is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 32.3% on three-pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The VMI Keydets are 7-18 (2-12) and are coming off of a loss to Chattanooga by a score of 85-59. VMI has lost 7 of their last 8 games and is currently last in the Southern standings. VMI defeated Samford by a score of 83-76 in these two teams first meeting of the season. VMI is averaging 66.5 points per game while giving up 74.2 points per game. VMI is also averaging 33.2 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. QJ Peterson is averaging 17.7 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for VMI. Julian Eleby is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Keydets. VMI is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 40.2% on all field goal attempts.
VMI is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games. VMI is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The under is 6-2-1 in VMI’s last 9 Saturday games. Samford is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Samford is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 5-0 in Samford’s last 5 games.
Both of these teams have struggled this season and are at the bottom of the Southern standings. VMI has struggled to be consistent on offense, while both teams are similar in points allowed. I like Samford at home here.