The VMI Keydets (0-2) will be at home in Cameron Hall when they challenge the Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-1). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Presbyterian Blue Hose vs. VMI Keydets Odds Preview
The Blue Hose were blown out by the Clemson Tigers in their last game, 79-45. Presbyterian’s Chris Martin had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Clemson had a much better turnover percentage (14.9 vs. 27.6). Presbyterian, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.078 vs. 0.045).
The last time the Keydets were in action, they were thoroughly outplayed by the Marist Red Foxes, 58-56. Jake Stephens led VMI in scoring with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting. Marist did a fantastic job of making free throws (10-13; 76.9 percent). VMI, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.465 vs. 0.414).
This contest should be a showdown of contrasting tempos. Dating back to last season, VMI has preferred to play fast (41st in possessions per game), while Presbyterian has been slower-paced (202nd in possessions per game). Moreover, the Blue Hose rank 36th in offensive efficiency (112.7), while the Keydets rank 332nd in defensive efficiency (110.7).
The Blue Hose won the sole contest against the Keydets last season, 103-70. The Blue Hose played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.412 and a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 28.6. The Keydets were 0.183 and 17.1, respectively, for those same stats.
Presbyterian Blue Hose vs. VMI Keydets ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Presbyterian, ATS Winner – VMI, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Blue Hose rank 13th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while the Keydets rank 118th (6.0).
Presbyterian ranks 201st in rebounds per game (34.7) while VMI ranks 302nd in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).
Presbyterian ranks 34th in assists per game (15.5) while VMI ranks 269th in assists allowed per game (15.2).
The Keydets average 28.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 17th in the country. The Blue Hose rank 239th in three pointers allowed per game (24.2).
Presbyterian ranks 41st in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while VMI ranks 210th (3.9).