The No. 10 seed VMI Keydets (7-24, 2-16 SoCon) play in the SoCon Tournament against the No. 7 seed Chattanooga Mocs (15-16, 7-11 SoCon) on Friday at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, beginning at 7:30 PM.
The Mocs take on the Keydets in a game that Chattanooga is currently a double-digit favorite by 14 points. The game’s point total is 150.
Chattanooga vs. VMI Odds
Point Spread for Chattanooga vs. VMI
The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with oddsmakers listing Chattanooga as the favorite.
Chattanooga vs. VMI Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Chattanooga has -1203 odds to pick up the win, while VMI is listed at +729 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 150 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Asheville, North Carolina
- Arena: Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville
Chattanooga vs. VMI Betting Trends
In Chattanooga’s 28 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Mocs have won in eight, or 57.1%, of the 14 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Chattanooga’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 44.8% of the time (13 out of 29 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, VMI is 14-15-0 this year. The Keydets have won four of the 27 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (14.8%). VMI’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 29 set point totals (58.6%).
Chattanooga vs. VMI Key Players to Watch
Jake Stephens puts up 21.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.9 steals and 2.4 blocked shots. Jamal Johnson paces his team in both points (13.7) and rebounds (4.1) per game, and also puts up 1.2 assists. At the other end, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Dalvin White paces the Mocs at 2.8 assists per contest, while also posting 2.3 rebounds and 9.4 points. A.J. Caldwell is averaging 5.3 points, 2 assists and 4 rebounds per game.
Asher Woods is the Keydets’ top scorer (14.1 points per game) and assist man (2.3), and produces 4.6 rebounds. Sean Conway is posting 12.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, making 42.4% of his shots from the floor and 39.5% from beyond the arc, with 2.2 treys per contest. Tyler Houser gives the Keydets 10.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Rickey Bradley, Jr. is posting 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, making 48.3% of his shots from the field.
What you need to know about the Chattanooga Mocs
A total of seven out of Chattanooga’s 18 SoCon games this season have hit the over. With 76.5 points per game on offense, the Mocs rank 64th in the country. On defense, they allow 71.6 points per contest, which ranks 226th in college basketball. With 33.2 boards per game, Chattanooga is 97th in the nation. It allows 31.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 183rd in college basketball.
Chattanooga ranks best in the country by making 11.5 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 36th in college basketball at 37.3%. So far this season, the Mocs are allowing 8.5 three-pointers per game (322nd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.2% (208th-ranked) from downtown.
The Mocs have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Four of Chattanooga’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. Chattanooga has seen a downturn in scoring lately, putting up 73.2 points per game in its last 10 outings, 3.3 points fewer than the 76.5 it has scored this season. Chattanooga’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (74.2) is 2.6 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (71.6).
What you need to know about the VMI Keydets
In VMI’s 18 chances this year in SoCon play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total nine times. With 69.3 points scored per game and 76.3 points allowed, the Keydets are 243rd in the country offensively and 332nd defensively. On the boards, VMI is 126th in the nation in rebounds (32.6 per game). It is 199th in rebounds conceded (31.4 per game).
In 2022-23 VMI is 15th-best in the country in 3-point makes (9.6 per game), and it ranks No. 104 in 3-point percentage (35.6%). In 2022-23, the Keydets are -5-worst in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (10.7 per game) and 330th in defensive 3-point percentage (36.6%).
The Keydets are 4-6 against the spread and 2-8 overall over their last 10 games. Six of VMI’s last 10 games have gone over the total. VMI has performed worse offensively in its previous 10 games, scoring 64.4 points per contest, 4.9 fewer points its than season average of 69.3. While the Keydets are ceding 76.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their past 10 games, allowing 78.7 points per contest.
Chattanooga vs. VMI Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Chattanooga, and we project that VMI will cover the spread (Chattanooga -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150 points.
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