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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers host VMI Keydets in college basketball action

VMI KeydetsCoastal Carolina Chanticleers
March 3, 8:20 PM | Kimbel Arena

VMI Keydets vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Odds

18-12TEAM RECORD27-4

The VMI Keydets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Chanticleers in Coastal Carolina at Kimbel Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Big South Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot.

This season, the Chanticleers are 27-4 overall and 2-2 ATS ATS, while the Keydets are 18-12 and 1-0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Coastal Carolina boasts a 3-1 on the OU, and VMI is 0-2.

View VMI vs Coastal Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 36-ranked Chanticleers and the No. 177-rated Keydets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 92-84 win for the Chanticleers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Coastal Carolina's No. 13-rated squad against VMI's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Coastal Carolina rates No. 315 in the country with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 nationally with 11.3 per match.

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.2 points per game. Coastal Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 nationally in scoring at home.

VMI was a 78-73 winner in its last match at home against Winthrop. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. VMI got 23 points from Stan Okoye en route to a 78-73 victory over Winthrop on Tuesday at Cameron Hall.

Coastal Carolina was an 83-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Gardner-Webb. They earned a push of the 11–point spread as favorites. Coastal Carolina earned an 83-72 victory over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Chad Gray at Kimbel Arena.

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