Planning on watching today’s Keydets and Spartans game? Catch the action at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC, as the Spartans hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Southern conference game currently have UNCG as the -22 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 150.5 points.

VMI KEYDETS VS UNCG SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: VMI Keydets +22

This game will be played at Greensboro Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE VMI KEYDETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Spartans.
  • Even though we have UNCG winning straight-up, we like VMI at +22.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will VMI Be The Talk of Greensboro Coliseum?

After falling to Western Carolina by a score of 84-51, VMI will look to snap their 10-game losing streak. The Keydets are 4-25 overall, including a 1-15 mark in Southern Conference play. On the road, VMI has gone winless in 14 games, with an average scoring margin of -19.9 points.

As a team, the Keydets have been the underdog in 26 of their 29 games, going 1-25 in those contests. Their record as the underdog this season is 0-14. So far, VMI has not been favored in any games. Today, they are a 22-point underdog, and the over/under is set at 150.5 points.

Against the spread, VMI has a record of 10-16 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-9, and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Keydets are 10-16 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is lower than the average over/under line in VMI’s games this season (152.2). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 137 points.

In their recent matchup, the VMI offense ended with 51 points against Western Carolina. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 27.1% and made 4 threes. Tyran Cook led the scoring for the Keydets, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Stephen Olowoniyi chipped in with 10 points.

Looking at the VMI defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 81.8 points per game (330th). The VMI defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed Western Carolina to connect on 4 threes.

Does UNCG Have What it Takes at Home?

UNCG will look to get back on track after a loss to Mercer as they face VMI. The Spartans are 20-9 overall and 11-5 in the Southern Conference this season.

At home, UNCG has gone 9-3 this season, and they are favored by 22 points in this game. On the year, they have been favored in 19 games, going 14-5.

UNCG has an ATS record of 12-15 this season and is 8-11 vs. the spread when favored. At home, the Spartans have gone just 4-8 vs. the spread this year and are 1-2 ATS in their last three home games.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in UNCG’s games this year (142.2). So far, 24 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points compared to their season average of 144.3 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the UNCG offense ended with 72 points against Mercer. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Mikeal Brown-Jones who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19.5. Keyshaun Langley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.

Coming into today’s game, the UNCG defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UNCG’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.