SoCon foes will battle when the UNCG Spartans (4-2) take on the VMI Keydets (2-5) at Greensboro Coliseum. Action starts at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
VMI Keydets vs. UNCG Spartans Free Preview
In the Keydets’ last outing, they easily got past the Christendom College Crusaders, 96-20. Sean Conway was the top scorer from either team with 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting. VMI dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.113 (below their season average of 0.169) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.849 (above their season average of 0.470). Christendom College put up marks of 0.026 and 0.250, respectively, for those same stats.
The Spartans come in on a high note after topping the Appalachian State Mountaineers in their last outing, 55-41. UNCG rallied around Kaleb Hunter, who was the top scorer from either team with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting. UNCG dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.7 (worse than their season average of 12.7) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.396 (below their season average of 0.525). For those same stats, Appalachian State put up marks of 19.3 and 0.336, respectively.
UNCG figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Dating back to last season, the Spartans rank 72nd in offensive efficiency, while the Keydets rank 314th in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Keydets rank 36th in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Spartans rank sixth in opponents’ turnover percentage (24.3 percent).
The Spartans won both meetings against the Keydets last season. In the most recent contest, UNCG won 93-66. The Spartans played a perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 41.4 and an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.645. For those same stats, the Keydets were 23.8 and 0.450, respectively.
VMI Keydets at UNCG Spartans Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – UNCG, ATS Winner – UNCG, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Spartans rank 101st in three pointers attempted per game (23.9) while the Keydets rank 206th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).
UNCG averages 9.0 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the NCAA. VMI ranks 93rd in steals allowed per game (5.8).
UNCG ranks 35th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while VMI ranks 274th (15.1).
The Spartans rank 62nd in blocks per game (4.2) while the Keydets rank 275th (2.0).
UNCG ranks 124th in rebounds allowed per game (34.2) while VMI ranks 293rd (38.4).