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VMI Keydets visit Virginia Tech Hokies in college basketball clash

VMI KeydetsVirginia Tech Hokies
Nov 15, 7:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

VMI Keydets vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

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The Virginia Tech Hokies will hit the floor running against the visiting VMI Keydets Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Keydets will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Hokies are 1-0 ATS. VMI is 1-0 on the totals; Virginia Tech is 0-0.

View VMI vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hokies, most recently No. 81 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Keydets, who rate No. 269 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 94-82 victory for the Hokies.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia Tech's No. 118-ranked scoring average of 74.5 PPG, against a Keydets defense rated No. 327 and allowing 81.7 PPG. The Hokies FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Keydets shooters have managed so far (44.1% per game).

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 84 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, VMI was a 116-81 winner at home against Central Penn College. The battle between the Keydets and Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Central Penn College was handed a 116-81 defeat on Tuesday at Cameron Hall.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 69-50 winner as they battled Rhode Island at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. Erick Green went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Virginia Tech over Rhode Island, 69-50, on Monday at Cassell Coliseum.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 5-1
After playing Rhode Island are 5-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Keydets at Hokies trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against VMI
Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing VMI
Virginia Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Virginia Tech is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
VMI at Old Dominion, Wednesday, November 21
Virginia Tech at UNC Greensboro, Monday, November 19

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