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Big South Tournament - College basketball point spread favors Keydets in battle with Lancers

Longwood LancersVMI Keydets
March 7, 2:30 PM | HTC Center

Longwood Lancers vs VMI Keydets Odds

8-24TEAM RECORD13-16

VMI looks to cover the Keydets-Lancers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 13-16 mark when they host Longwood in college basketball wagering action.

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. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (HTC Center).

This season, the Keydets are 13-16 overall and 0-4 ATS ATS, while the Lancers are 8-24 and 3-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, VMI boasts a 3-0 on the OU, and Longwood is 2-0.

View Longwood vs VMI Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Keydets installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Keydets sit at No. 202 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lancers sit at No. 332 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Keydets will win this game 77-63.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature VMI's No. 33-rated squad against Longwood's No. 246-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, VMI rates No. 2 in the country with 9.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 293 nationally with 5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Longwood owns the country's No. 348-rated mark, allowing 82.8 points per game on the highway. VMI, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Longwood was an 87-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Asheville. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Longwood earned an 87-72 victory over UNC Asheville on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Tristan Carey at HTC Center.

VMI was a 94-80 winner in its last match at home against Longwood. The Keydets used a 34-point performance from Stan Okoye to help VMI smack Longwood 94-80 on Saturday at Cameron Hall.