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NCAA hoops odds preview - UNC Asheville vs. VMI

UNC Asheville BulldogsVMI Keydets
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | Cameron Hall

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs VMI Keydets Odds

14-10TEAM RECORD11-10

UNC Asheville pays a visit to VMI on Friday, hoping to send the Keydets to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cameron Hall.

The Keydets bring a 11-10 record (0-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-10 Bulldogs, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed VMI go 1-0 so far and the Bulldogs go 2-1.

View UNC Asheville vs VMI Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
VMI opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 170-ranked Keydets and the No. 104-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-77 win for the Keydets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 96 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with VMI’s No. 31 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where VMI is college basketball's No. 6-ranked team at 9.1 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 311 with 4.6 per game.

Defensively, UNC Asheville features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. VMI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Asheville won its last outing, a 69-56 result against Winthrop on February 6. UNC Asheville earned a 69-56 victory over Winthrop on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Keith Hornsby at Kimmel Arena.

VMI was a 93-60 winner in its last match on the road against Longwood. VMI cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Longwood out of the gym and running up a 93-60 score at Willet Hall.

Next up:
UNC Asheville home to Gardner-Webb, Wednesday, February 13
VMI home to Radford, Wednesday, February 13