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Point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Keydets

VMI KeydetsUNC Asheville Bulldogs
March 3, 12:00 PM | Kimmel Arena

VMI Keydets vs UNC Asheville Bulldogs Odds

17-15TEAM RECORD23-9

The Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the VMI Keydets pay a visit to Kimmel Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

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.

Supporters of the Keydets have watched them go 17-15 and 3-3 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 23-9 and 6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 4-3, while the Keydets have a 2-4 mark.

View VMI vs UNC Asheville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulldogs as 13.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 159 (Bulldogs) and the No. 278 (Keydets) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-78 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Keydets is ranked No. 262 in NCAA hoops at 32.8 per game. Contrast that with UNC Asheville’s No. 152 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Asheville is the No. 127-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while VMI rates No. 14 at 8.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, VMI owns the country's No. 342-rated mark, allowing 85.5 points per game on the highway. UNC Asheville, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

In their last action, VMI was a 75-55 winner on the road against Winthrop. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. VMI cruised to victory on Thursday, running Winthrop out of the gym and running up a 75-55 score at Kimmel Arena.

UNC Asheville won its last outing, a 91-64 result against Charleston Southern on March 1. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs blew out Charleston Southern on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 91-64 win at Kimmel Arena.

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