Furman vs. VMI - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VMI Keydets (8-18) at Furman Paladins (19-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VMI Keydets and Furman Paladins meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Timmons Arena.
The VMI Keydets look to win back-to-back games for the first time since mid December. The VMI Keydets are averaging 62.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bubba Parham is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 assists while Austin Vereen is averaging 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Tyler Creammer is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Keith Smith is dishing 3.4 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The VMI Keydets have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Furman Paladins look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Furman Paladins are averaging 78.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Devin Sibley is averaging 15 points and 4.7 rebounds while John Davis III is averaging 11.9 points and 2.7 assists. Daniel Fowler is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Rafferty grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Furman Paladins are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Furman Paladins have won six of their last eight home games.
The Keydets are 12-26-1 ATS in their last 39 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southern and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Paladins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 30-12-1 ATS in their last 43 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Keydets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the favorite is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Furman has won each of the last five meetings against VMI, and none of those games were close. Furman beat the Keydets in late December by 30 points and by 28 points a year ago. Each of the last five games have been decided by 12 or more points. The VMI Keydets are being outscored by 16 points on the road this season where they're shooting just 40 percent from the field. The Furman Paladins are averaging nearly 80 points at home this season and have been really solid against the number recently. A lot of chalk to lay here, but the history doesn't lie.