Big South Tournament - Charleston Southern Buccaneers home to VMI Keydets in NCAA Basketball betting action
VMI Keydets vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting VMI Keydets travelling to Charleston Southern Saturday to take on the Buccaneers.
It's a game in the Big South Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at HTC Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Buccaneers sit at 18-11 (0-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Keydets are currently 14-16 (0-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charleston Southern is 0-2 OU, and VMI is 4-0 OU.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Keydets were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Buccaneers at No. 68 and the Keydets at No. 202 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-75 result in favor of the Buccaneers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charleston Southern's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Keydets defense that ranks No. 345 at 78 PPG. The Buccaneers field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Keydets marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, VMI owns the country's No. 348-rated mark, allowing 82.9 points per game on the highway. Charleston Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
VMI was a 90-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. VMI got 31 points from Stan Okoye en route to a 90-86 victory over Longwood on Thursday at HTC Center.
In their last action, Charleston Southern was a 54-47 winner at home against Winthrop. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Buccaneers grabbed a 54-47 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Mathiang Muo at HTC Center.