Virginia Tech vs. The Citadel - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (1-0) at Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down in Blacksburg at Cassel Coliseum on Sunday, the Citadel Bulldogs and the Virginia Tech Hokies will be meeting up in college basketball action.
The Citadel is coming off a fairly disappointing year where they finished 12-21 overall. That run included an 11-game losing streak, despite the fact that the Bulldogs started off the season at a fairly solid 7-4.
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The Citadel started out the year with a win over Oglethorpe this weekend, taking the game 109-73. Preston Parks was the star of the show in that one, scoring 21 points with seven rebounds and a 5-of-6 line from 3-point range. Matt Frierson also provided a strong 18-point line off the bench.
As for Virginia Tech, they posted a 22-10 record in pre-tournament play last season, but after a 12-1 start they had some trouble stringing wins together. The Hokies lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Wisconsin 84-74.
Virginia Tech also bagged a win in their opener over Detroit Mercy, 111-79. Nickeil Alexander was the high scorer in that one, with 24 points, four assists and four rebounds. Kerry Blackshear also logged a nice line of 7-of-10 shooting for 23 points and six rebounds.
The over is 4-1 in the Hokies’ last five overall and 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games. Virginia Tech is also 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 35-16-1 in their last 52 games overall.
Meanwhile, Citadel is 1-4 ATS in their last five Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their lat four games following a straight-up win. The under is 6-1 in the Bulldogs’ last seven road games and 7-1 in their last eight overall.
This should be a pretty intriguing matchup, as both these teams looked solid overall in their openers. Virginia Tech did have a little trouble getting off the ground, entering halftime with a relatively trim 10-point lead. Given the Citadel’s scoring capabilities, I like them to get into what’s a pretty thick line and cover. I’ll take the Bulldogs.