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VMI vs Citadel Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Keydets vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: VMI Keydets at Citadel Bulldogs
- Where: Charleston at McAlister Field House
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: VMI +6, VAMIL +210 | CITA -262 O/U 141.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Citadel, the VMI Keydets will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 5-18. So far, the Keydets have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 0-12. For the season, VMI has been the underdog in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 2-17. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Keydets being +6 point underdogs.
VMI will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Sean Conway who is averaging 13.87 points per game for the Keydets. Conway is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Keydets’ offensive game plan is the play of Asher Woods who has hit 40.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.74 points per game.
Through 23 games, VMI has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.1 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Keydets’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.3% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 12.55 made 3’s per contest.
Through 23 games, the Citadel Bulldogs have an overall record of 9-14. So far this season, Citadel has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-7. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bulldogs as the -6 point favorites. The Bulldogs have been favored 5 times, going 3-2 straight up.
Stephen Clark comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 17.13 points per contest. Not only has Clark been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Citadel’s top rebounder at 6.61 boards per contest. Behind Clark, the team has benefited from the strong play of Austin Ash, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.22 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.0% of his shots and is adding 5.09 boards per game.
Citadel comes into today’s matchup vs VMI, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.8 points per game. Through 23 games, they have hit 44.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 287th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: VMI Keydets +6
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Citadel and VMI are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 10.71 and 12.55 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the VMI Keydets to cover as +6 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Bulldogs’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Citadel. At +6 we like the chances of VMI covering the spread as underdogs.