Wofford Terriers at VMI Keydets ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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The Wofford Terriers (13-4, 5-0 SoCon) will be at Cameron Hall to meet the VMI Keydets (6-10, 0-4 SoCon) in a SoCon matchup. Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Wofford Terriers vs. VMI Keydets Betting Odds

In their last game, the Keydets got blown out by the Furman Paladins, 89-57, while the Terriers had no trouble getting past the UNCG Spartans, 72-43.

Wofford dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.231 (above their season average of 0.176) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.8 (above their season average of 34.4). For those same stats, UNCG recorded marks of 0.096 and 22.2, respectively. VMI, meanwhile, held Furman to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.1 (below their season average of 32.2). Jake Stephens led the way for VMI, recording 15 points and nine rebounds. Fletcher Magee played a pivotal role for Wofford with 23 points.

The Terriers dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the most recent game, Wofford won 63-46. The Terriers’ 15.6 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Keydets, who had a mark of 27.1. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The inefficient offense of VMI will face off against the stingy defense of Wofford. The Keydets currently rank 270th in offensive efficiency, while the Terriers are 36th in defensive efficiency. The Terriers figure to have the edge on that end of the court. The Terriers should have an advantage in terms of ball security. They rank 37th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.3 percent). Conversely, the Keydets force the 79th-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 17.7 percent).

Wofford at VMI ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Wofford, ATS Winner – Wofford, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Wofford ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (27.4) while VMI ranks 249th (39.8).
  • The Terriers rank 50th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Keydets rank 113th (6.6).
  • The Terriers rank 34th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Keydets rank 197th (15.1).
  • Wofford averages 26.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 44th in the country. VMI ranks 157th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Keydets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 15.0, up from 3.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Terriers have scored an average of 84.6 points per game (6.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (9.9 above their season average).