Chattanooga Mocs vs. VMI Keydets Free Prediction 02/26/20

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The VMI Keydets (8-21, 3-13 SoCon) close out their home schedule at Cameron Hall against the Chattanooga Mocs (17-12, 8-8 SoCon). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Chattanooga Mocs at VMI Keydets ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last contest. The Keydets lost a winnable game to the UNCG Spartans, 71-68, while the Mocs were beaten by the Mercer Bears, 85-80.

Chattanooga had a free throw rate of 0.317 (above their season average of 0.195) while VMI held UNCG to an effective field goal percentage of 0.417 (below their season average of 0.502). VMI’s Garrett Gilkeson led the way, finishing with 13 points and five assists. Chattanooga rallied around David Jean-Baptiste, who contributed 20 points.

In their first matchup this season, Ramon Vila led the Mocs to an 86-67 win. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 23 points. Converting at the free throw line was one of Chattanooga’s biggest advantages. They were 23-24 (95.8 percent), while the Keydets were 10-13 (76.9 percent).

When looking at effective field goal percentage, VMI should have a significant edge. The elite Keydets offense ranks 95th in the nation in that metric at 0.518, while the Chattanooga defense is ranked 236th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.503).

Chattanooga at VMI ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – VMI, ATS Winner – VMI, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • VMI ranks 106th in steals per game (6.7) while Chattanooga ranks 233rd (4.7).
  • The Keydets rank 189th in blocks per game (2.4) while the Mocs rank 239th (1.4).
  • Chattanooga averages 35.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 157th in the country. VMI ranks 178th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
  • The Mocs average 24.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 72nd in the nation. The Keydets rank 176th in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).
  • Chattanooga averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. VMI ranks 170th in assists allowed per game (13.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Mocs have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (5.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (2.6 above their season average).
  • The Keydets have been outscored by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. For the season, VMI has defeated opponents by an average of 1.4 points.