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VMI vs Furman Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/8/23

Furman Paladins (19-6) vs. VMI Keydets (6-19)
February 8, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: VMI Keydets +15.5 / Furman Paladins -15.5; Over/Under: +152.5
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The Furman Paladins and VMI Keydets meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Cameron Hall. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Furman Paladins Betting Preview

The Furman Paladins are averaging 82 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Mike Bothwell is averaging 18.7 points and 3.4 assists, while Jalen Slawson is averaging 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. Marcus Foster is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Hien is dishing 1.7 assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.

The VMI Keydets Betting Preview

The VMI Keydets are averaging 69.9 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Asher Woods is averaging 13.8 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Sean Conway is averaging 13.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Tony Felder is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Houser is dishing 0.5 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The Paladins are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Keydets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Paladins last 8 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1-1 in Keydets last 6 overall. The favorite is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The VMI Keydets are in terrible form, they lose as underdogs by an average of 11.2 points, and they’re 2-5 ATS at home. The Furman Paladins are 5-3 ATS on the road, and they win in conference play by an average of 11.3 points. Thick line for a road team, but VMI is in rough shape to be honest. Give me Furman in a blowout.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Furman Paladins -15.5

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