Chattanooga vs. VMI - 12/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VMI Keydets (5-5) at Chattanooga Moccasins (4-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm (McKenzie Arena)
The Line: Chattanooga Moccasins -5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
SoCon college basketball action gives us the VMI Keydets taking the floor at the Chattanooga Mocs on Sunday.
The VMI Keydets head towards their conference opener riding a three game skid after dropping an 89-68 decision at #14 Virginia Tech as a 32.5 point underdog. VMI faced a 21 point deficit at intermission before trading baskets the rest of the way with the Hokies holding a 51.7%-43.3% shooting advantage.
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Garrett Gilkeson carried the Keydets offense with a game high 21 points and four pulls on 7-12 marksmanship and 6-7 at the stripe followed by Sarju Patel with 13 points on 4-8 from the field including three long balls. Bubba Parham gave VMI 12 points, five boards and three helpers on 5-13 shooting with Greg Parham chipping in eight points, four rebounds and four assists on 4-8.
The Chattanooga Mocs are eyeing a third consecutive victory following 71-60 win versus visiting Tennessee Tech as a six point favorite. Chattanooga jumped to a 17 point lead after 20 minutes before holding off a second half Golden Eagles rally behind 46.2% shooting and a 13-29 effort on long balls.
Jerry Johnson Jr. topped a balanced Mocs attack with 14 points, five boards and four helpers on 5-13 shooting while Maurice Commander added 13 points, three yanks, three assists and three steals on 4-5 from deep. David Jean-Baptiste and Kevin Easley gave Chattanooga eleven points each with Easley posting six rebounds followed by Keigen Kerby with nine points and four boards on 3-4.
VMI are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Southern and under is 24-7 in VMI last 31 vs. Southern. Chattanooga are 3-16-2 ATS in their last 21 Sunday games and over is 6-2 in Chattanooga last 8 home games and Chattanooga are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games.
I don’t think these teams are that far apart to lay the chalk so give me the points…