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Samford vs. VMI - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
VMI Keydets (6-7) at Samford Bulldogs (10-4)
Date & Time Saturday December 29, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Samford Bulldogs -14 -- Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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SoCon college basketball action pits the VMI Keydets at the Samford Bulldogs.

The struggling VMI Keydets snapped a five game slide with an 89-68 rout of visiting North Alabama as a three point favorite. VMI stormed to a 27 point advantage after 20 minutes and coasted the rest of the way behind a 42.9%-40.9% shooting edge with 14 long balls.

Bubba Parham led all scorers with 29 points and four pulls on 8-18 from the floor with six long balls and 7-9 at the line while Sarju Patel gave the Keydets 19 points and six boards on 5-10 accuracy with four bombs and 5-6 at the stripe. VMI received 18 points and six pulls from Myles Lewis on 9-14 from the field followed by a combined 17 points and 15 rebounds from Tyler Creammer and Jake Stephens.

The Samford Bulldogs opened conference play with an 83-75 loss to visiting UNC Greensboro. Samford was in complete control with a 12 point lead at the half before the Spartans dominated the final 20 minutes with 46.3% shooting and six extra shots.

Myron Gordon paced a balanced Bulldogs offense with 16 points on 3-6 shooting and 10-11 at the line while Ruben Guerrrero adding 14 points, ten rebounds and three blocks on 6-9 marksmanship. Samford received 12 points and six boards from Brandon Austin while eleven points, seven rebounds, nine assists and six steals coming from Josh Sharkey.

Under is 10-2 in VMI last 12 Saturday games and VMI are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southern and under is 24-8 in VMI last 32 vs. Southern. Samford  are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall and Samford are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and over is 43-15 in Samford last 58 vs. Southern.

If we look at each team and their potential then the side would be Samford…

Pick:
Samford -14

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