Betting on today’s Mocs and Keydets game? Catch the action at Cameron Hall in Lexington, VA, as the Keydets hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. Chattanooga is favored by -15.5 in this Southern conference contest against VMI. The game’s over/under currently sits at 157 points.


The Pick: VMI Keydets +15.5

This game will be played at Cameron Hall at 6:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Keydets.
  • Not only will VMI pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Mocs Defense Show Up on the Road?

Chattanooga heads into this game as the favorite, as they have gone 10-4 when favored this season. They are 15-8 overall and have gone 7-3 in Southern Conference play.

On the road, the Mocs have gone 6-5, and they are currently on a four-game win streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -0.5.

As the favorite this season, Chattanooga has an ATS mark of 8-6. On the road, their ATS record is 6-5 and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mocs are 6-4 ATS.

The over/under record for Chattanooga games this season is 11-10. So far, their games have averaged 149.5 points per game, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 148.7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 154 points.

Compared to their season average of 78.5 points per game, Chattanooga struggled in their previous game. Against Samford, the Mocs scored 56 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.2%. Leading the team in scoring is Honor Huff, who is averaging 15.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jan Zidek also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 heading into game.

At this time, the Mocs’ defense is positioned 133rd in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. The Chattanooga defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Samford to connect on 6 threes.

Can the VMI Offense Score Enough at Home?

At home this season, VMI is 1-8, and over their last 10 games, they have gone 3-7. Their average scoring margin at home is -9.7 points per game. So far this season, they have been the underdog in all 20 of their games, and they are 1-19 in those games.

Over the Keydets’ last four games, they have gone 0-4, and they are coming off a 90-69 loss to Mercer. This season, VMI has a record of 4-19, including a 1-9 mark in Southern Conference play.

As the underdog, VMI has gone 7-13 against the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-5 and they are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for VMI games is 9-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 149.9. Today’s over/under line of 157 is higher than the average line in their games so far. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 167 points compared to their season average of 152.6 points per game. Currently, their last three games have gone 3-0 OU.

In their latest game, VMI offense put up 69 points against Mercer. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 4 threes. The top scorer for the Keydets was Taeshaud Jackson with 15 points, while AJ Clark also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the VMI defense is giving up an average of 81.1 points per contest. So far, the VMI defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 15.6 times per game (713rd).