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American vs VMI 12/13/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

VMI Keydets (5-6) vs. American Eagles (7-2)
December 13, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: American Eagles -11.5 / VMI Keydets +11.5; Over/Under: +142
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The VMI Keydets and American Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bender Arena. The VMI Keydets look to get back to a .500 record. The American Eagles look for their eighth win.

The VMI Keydets are averaging 78.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Sean Conway is averaging 15.9 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Asher Woods is averaging 14.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tony Felder is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Houser is dishing 0.5 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

The American Eagles are averaging 68.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Matt Rogers is averaging 13 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Johnny O’Neil is averaging 12.6 points and 1.6 assists. Colin Smalls is the third double-digit scorer and Geoff Sprouse is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The American Eagles are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The American Eagles are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game.

The Keydets are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 19-7 in Keydets last 26 overall. The over is 8-2 in Eagles last 10 Tuesday games.

The VMI Keydets are playing decent ball at the moment, but this is a spot where they need to improve. VMI is losing in the underdog role by an average of 11.4 points and loses on the road by an average of 18 points. The American Eagles are quietly turning some heads, and their offensive consistency is intriguing. I’ll take American in a comfortable victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: American Eagles -11.5

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