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VMI Keydets take on Lancers in college basketball test

VMI KeydetsLongwood Lancers
Dec 12, 7:00 PM | Willet Hall

VMI Keydets vs Longwood Lancers Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD3-6

The Lancers hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the VMI Keydets pay a visit to Willet Hall on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Keydets have watched them go 5-5 and 0-2 ATS on the year, while the Lancers are at 3-6 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Lancers are 0-0, while the Keydets have a 1-1 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 330-ranked Lancers and the No. 170-rated Keydets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-73 win for the Keydets on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Keydets rank No. 213 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with Longwood’s No. 298 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Longwood is college basketball's No. 62-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Keydets rate No. 15 with 9 per game.

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Longwood, meanwhile, comes in at No. 90 nationally in scoring at home.

VMI won its last outing, a 122-73 result against Milligan on December 10. The battle between the Keydets and Buffaloes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Milligan was handed a 122-73 defeat on Saturday at Cameron Hall.

Last time out for Longwood, they were an 86-53 loser as they battled Virginia on the road. Longwood was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Virginia and falling by an 86-53 score at John Paul Jones Arena.

Next up:
VMI at Old Dominion, Thursday, December 22
Longwood at Vanderbilt, Monday, December 19

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