VMI vs Citadel: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 20, 2021 - Last Updated on February 23, 2021

The VMI Keydets (10-9) visit the Citadel Bulldogs (10-9) as 3.5-point favorites after Greg Parham scored 25 points in the Keydets 88-77 victory over UNC Greensboro. The game airs on ESPN+ at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The point total is 166.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulldogs (+3.5)

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.1 points of each other).

Pick OU:
Under (166.5)

The DraftKings point total for this game is more than two possessions higher (7.9 points) than the model projection. Put your money on the under.

Prediction: VMI 81, Citadel 78

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Keydets’ average implied point total this season is 5.8 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (79.2 implied points on average compared to 85 implied points in this game).
  • VMI has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (85) six times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Bulldogs (84.6) is 2.6 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (82).
  • Citadel will aim to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (82) for the ninth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

VMI and Citadel Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Keydets 11-4-1 4-0 8-8
Bulldogs 9-6 0-0 5-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

VMI

Citadel
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/17/2021 UNC Greensboro Win 88-77 2/17/2021 Wofford Loss 81-67
2/13/2021 Samford Win 85-56 2/13/2021 Chattanooga Loss 70-66
2/10/2021 Western Carolina Loss 74-72 2/10/2021 East Tennessee State Win 79-71
2/3/2021 Wofford Win 84-80 2/6/2021 Western Carolina Win 74-63
1/30/2021 UNC Greensboro Loss 76-59 2/3/2021 UNC Greensboro Loss 85-66

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