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Eagles visit VMI Keydets in college basketball clash

Winthrop EaglesVMI Keydets
March 1, 7:00 PM | Cameron Hall

Winthrop Eagles vs VMI Keydets Odds

13-16TEAM RECORD17-12

The Keydets hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Winthrop Eagles pay a visit to Cameron Hall on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is part of the Big South Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 13-16 and 2-3 ATS on the year, while the Keydets are at 17-12 and 0-0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Keydets are 0-1, while the Eagles have a 1-1 mark.

View Winthrop vs VMI Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Keydets at No. 177 and the Eagles at No. 101 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-75 result in favor of the Keydets.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and VMI has the nation's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 88.5 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 134 allowing on average 66.5 PPG. The Keydets FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Defensively, Winthrop features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. VMI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.

Winthrop was an 89-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against VMI. Andre Jones scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 89-85 to VMI at Winthrop Coliseum on Saturday).

Last time out for VMI, they were an 89-85 winner as they battled Winthrop on the road. VMI got 29 points from Austin Kenon en route to an 89-85 victory over Winthrop on Saturday at Winthrop Coliseum.

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