VMI Keydets vs Longwood Lancers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Longwood and VMI on Wednesday, with the host Lancers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This season, the Lancers are 3-20 overall and 2-0 ATS ATS, while the Keydets are 10-10 and 0-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Longwood boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and VMI is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lancers at No. 338 and the Keydets at No. 170 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-59 result in favor of the Keydets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Longwood's No. 223 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Keydets defense that sits as the No. 332 at 75.4 PPG. The Lancers have been averaging 43.1% from the field, less than the Keydets have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).
Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.6 points per game. Longwood, meanwhile, comes in at No. 126 nationally in scoring at home.
VMI was a 70-69 winner in its last match on the road against Radford. VMI got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Stan Okoye en route to a 70-69 victory over Radford on Wednesday at Dedmon Center.
Longwood was a 76-65 loser in its last match on the road against Gardner-Webb. Michael Kessens scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Lancers to a win (they lost 76-65 to Gardner-Webb at Paul Porter Arena on Saturday).
VMI home to UNC Asheville, Friday, February 8
Longwood at Winthrop, Saturday, February 9