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Navy vs VMI Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Midshipmen vs Keydets Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Navy Midshipmen at VMI Keydets
  • Where: Lexington at Cameron Hall
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Navy -10, NAVY -594 | VAMIL +411 O/U 139.5

Midshipmen Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs VMI, the Navy Midshipmen will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 5-2. So far, the Midshipmen have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. This season, Navy has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1. For today’s contest, Navy have a betting line set -10 points in their favor.

Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 15.14 points per game for the Midshipmen. Nelson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Midshipmen’s offensive gameplan is the play of Daniel Deaver who has hit 52.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.71 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Navy this season, as they are currently ranked 384th in college basketball at 65.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Midshipmen’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 341st in the NCAA.

Keydets Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Navy, the VMI Keydets will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 2-6. Currently, the Keydets have been the home team 3 times, sitting with a record of 2-1. So far, the Keydets have been the underdog 6 times, going 0-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10 underdogs on the spread.

VMI’s leading scorer this season is Asher Woods who is averaging 14.5 points per contest. So far, Woods has accounted for 19.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.12 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Sean Conway is the second leading scorer for the Keydets, averaging 12.75 points per game. Between him and Conway, they are accounting for 36.5% of the team’s scoring.

Through 8 games, VMI has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.1 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Keydets’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.3% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 12.55 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Navy Midshipmen -10

When it comes to getting a bet down for this game, our model points to Navy coming away with both a straight up and ATS win over VMI as -10 point favorites. Navy should feel comfortable with the pace of this game, as VMI also prefers to slow the game down. In addition, we like how the Midshipmen’s have been peforming well when favored to win, as they have made bettors money of late. In Navy’s previous 5 games as the favorite, they are 4-1 vs the spread. We will be riding that trend and cashing in on the Navy Midshipmen to win and cover vs VMI.


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