VMI Keydets (5-2) at Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (0-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Paul Porter Arena)
The Line: Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs -3.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The VMI Keydets and Gardner-Webb Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the Paul Porter Arena.
The VMI Keydets look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The VMI Keydets are averaging 83 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Greg Parham is averaging 15.6 points and three rebounds while Kamdyn Curfman is averaging 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Myles Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Sean Conway is dishing 1.4 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game.
The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs need a win here to rebound from an 0-3 record. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are averaging 64.7 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Jaheam Cornwall is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 assists while Lance Terry is averaging 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. D’Maurian Williams is dissing 2.3 assists and Jacob Flako is grabbing five rebounds. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The Keydets are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Runnin' Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 4-1 in Keydets last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Runnin' Bulldogs last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Runnin' Bulldogs last 6 home games.
Many would think the VMI Keydets are the better team here because of the records, but they haven't exactly played anybody up to this point and their offense has taken a nose dive against better opponents. The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs are winless, but all three games were road contests against respectable opponents, and they took a really good Western Kentucky team down to the wire. This is finally a chance for Gardner-Webb to breathe a bit. I'll lay the bucket.