North Alabama Lions at VMI Keydets Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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The North Alabama Lions (3-9) head to Cameron Hall to clash with the VMI Keydets (5-7). The Lions look to snap an eight-game road losing streak. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

North Alabama Lions vs. VMI Keydets Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Keydets had no trouble getting past the Washington College Shoremen, 89-56, while the Lions fell to the Samford Bulldogs, 91-74.

VMI played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.235 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.537. Washington College was 0.081 and 0.338, respectively, for those same stats. North Alabama, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 20.0). Greg Parham put together a solid outing for VMI with 11 points and 10 assists. Jamari Blackmon had a good outing for North Alabama, putting up 17 points.

The Lions’ Blackmon has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Bubba Parham has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Keydets.

VMI could put on a ball-control clinic in this contest. VMI ranks 37th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.4 percent), while North Alabama forces the 98th-fewest turnovers (18.0 percent).

North Alabama Lions vs. VMI Keydets Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – VMI, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • North Alabama averages 28.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 19th in the NCAA. VMI ranks 157th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).
  • The Lions rank 191st in assists per game (11.6) while the Keydets rank 201st in assists allowed per game (15.6).
  • The Lions rank 96th in rebounds per game (37.5) while the Keydets rank 233rd in rebounds allowed per game (39.8).
  • VMI ranks 81st in steals per game (6.9) while North Alabama ranks 97th in steals allowed per game (6.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (4.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (1.7 above their season average).
  • The Keydets have outscored opponents by an average of 10.8 points in their last five games. On the season, VMI has lost by an average of 1.2 points.