Chattanooga Mocs (15-4) vs. VMI Keydets (11-8)
January 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: VMI Keydets +4.5 / Chattanooga Mocs -4.5; Over/Under: +150
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The Chattanooga Mocs and VMI Keydets meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cameron Hall. The Chattanooga Mocs look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The VMI Keydets look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 76.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Malachi Smith is averaging 21.5 points and 6.4 rebounds, while David Jean-Baptiste is averaging 14.6 points and 2.6 assists. Silvio De Sousa is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Banks is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chattanooga Mocs are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The VMI Keydets are averaging 80.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Jake Stephens is averaging 18.7 points and 9 rebounds, while Kamdyn Curfman is averaging 17.4 points and 2.8 assists. Trey Bonham is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Sean Conway is dishing 1.5 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
The Mocs are 37-16 ATS in their last 53 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Keydets are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Mocs last 12 overall. The over is 4-1 in Keydets last 5 overall. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The VMI Keydets will have their chances to steal this one with their high-powered offense, but there’s no betting against the Chattanooga Mocs for me. Chattanooga has been the class of the Southern Conference this season with a balanced attack, and they’re piling up the covers along with their outright victories. I’m not stepping in front of Chattanooga. I’ll lay the reasonable line.