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VMI KeydetsWinthrop Eagles
Jan 7, 4:00 PM | Winthrop Coliseum

VMI Keydets vs Winthrop Eagles Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD5-10

The Winthrop Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the VMI Keydets at Winthrop Coliseum on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Eagles sit at 5-10 (1-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Keydets are currently 7-8 (0-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Winthrop is 1-2 OU, and VMI is 1-1 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Keydets odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Winthrop is rated No. 212 in the current Odds Shark poll, while VMI is at No. 258. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-74 win for the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Winthrop's No. 271-rated squad against VMI's No. 243-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Winthrop rates No. 257 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 nationally with 8.7 per match.

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.6 points per game. Winthrop, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.

VMI was a 94-85 loser in its last match on the road against UNC Asheville. Stan Okoye scored 23 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 94-85 against UNC Asheville in college basketball action at Justice Center.

Winthrop won its last outing, a 70-54 result against Radford on January 5. The Eagles grabbed a 70-54 win over the Highlanders on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Matt Morgan at Winthrop Coliseum.

Next up:
VMI home to Liberty, Tuesday, January 10
Winthrop at High Point, Thursday, January 12

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