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UNC Asheville BulldogsVMI Keydets
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Cameron Hall

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs VMI Keydets Odds

16-7TEAM RECORD11-10

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Keydets in VMI at Cameron Hall on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Keydets bring a 11-10 record (0-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-7 Bulldogs, who are 4-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed VMI go 1-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 2-2.

View UNC Asheville vs VMI Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Keydets sit at No. 263 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 176 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 90-80.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features VMI's No. 2-ranked scoring average of 83.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 304 and allowing 73.7 PPG. The Keydets FG% has averaged 45.6% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (49.4% per game).

Defensively, UNC Asheville features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. VMI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UNC Asheville was a 95-84 winner at home against Campbell. Matt Dickey poured in a team-high 31 points for UNC Asheville on Saturday, as they defeated Campbell 95-84 at Justice Center.

Last time out for VMI, they were a 65-60 winner as they battled Radford on the road. Stan Okoye scored 23 points leading the Keydets to a 65-60 victory over Radford at Dedmon Center on Thursday.

Next up:
UNC Asheville at Liberty, Saturday, February 4
VMI home to Winthrop, Saturday, February 4

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