The Chattanooga Mocs (17-12, 8-8 SoCon) will travel to Cameron Hall to challenge the VMI Keydets (8-21, 3-13 SoCon) in their home finale. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Chattanooga Mocs at VMI Keydets Odds Preview
The Mocs lost to the Mercer Bears in their last game, 85-80. David Jean-Baptiste put together a good performance for Chattanooga, leading both teams in scoring with 20 points on 6-for-14 shooting. Mercer had a better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 30.0). Chattanooga, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.317 (above their season average of 0.195).
The last time the Keydets played, they were beaten by the UNCG Spartans, 71-68. With 13 points and five assists, Garrett Gilkeson had a solid performance for VMI. UNCG did a great job of converting from the free throw line (16-20; 80.0 percent). VMI, meanwhile, held the Spartans to an effective field goal percentage of 0.417 (below their season average of 0.502).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, VMI should have a considerable edge. The sweet-shooting Keydets offense ranks 95th in the country in that metric at 0.518, while the Chattanooga defense is ranked 236th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.503).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Mocs won 86-67. The Mocs played a flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.418 and a great offensive rebounding percentage of 32.1. The Keydets had marks of 0.179 and 16.7, respectively, for those same stats. Ramon Vila scored a game-high 23 points.
Chattanooga Mocs at VMI Keydets Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – VMI, ATS Winner – VMI, O/U – Over
The Keydets rank 189th in blocks per game (2.4) while the Mocs rank 239th (1.4).
Chattanooga ranks 157th in rebounds per game (35.3) while VMI ranks 178th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
VMI ranks 106th in steals per game (6.7) while Chattanooga ranks 233rd (4.7).
The Mocs rank 72nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while the Keydets rank 176th in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).
Chattanooga averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 68th in the NCAA. VMI ranks 170th in assists allowed per game (13.3).
The Keydets have been outscored by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. On the season, VMI has defeated opponents by an average of 1.4 points.
During their last five games, the Mocs have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (5.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (2.6 above their season average).