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Keydets open as college hoops underdog vs Chanticleers

VMI KeydetsCoastal Carolina Chanticleers
Feb 29, 12:00 PM | Kimmel Arena

VMI Keydets vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Odds

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The Chanticleers will try to cover the spread at Kimmel Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the VMI Keydets in college basketball action.

It's a game in the Big South Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Kimmel Arena.

Coastal Carolina will face the 15-15 Keydets, who own a 1-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Chanticleers are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Keydets are 1-3 favoring the OVER.

View VMI vs Coastal Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Chanticleers in this one, they're listed as 5.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Chanticleers at No. 96 and the Keydets at No. 278 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-73 result in favor of the Chanticleers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Coastal Carolina's No. 29-rated squad against VMI's No. 248-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Coastal Carolina rates No. 303 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 nationally with 8.5 per match.

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.9 points per game. Coastal Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 38 nationally in scoring at home.

VMI was a 55-53 winner in its last match at home against Radford. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. VMI got 16 points from Stan Okoye en route to a 55-53 victory over Radford on Monday at Cameron Hall.

In their last action, Coastal Carolina was an 81-64 winner on the road against VMI. The Keydets were burned for 26 points by Anthony Raffa on Saturday as the Chanticleers put another game in the win column, 81-64, at Cameron Hall.