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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

TV: ESPN3

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. 

Virginia Tech vs. The Citadel - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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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.

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