Chattanooga vs. VMI SoCon Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023
The No. 7 seed Chattanooga Mocs (15-16, 7-11 SoCon) are 13.5-point favorites in the SoCon Tournament over the No. 10 seed VMI Keydets (7-24, 2-16 SoCon) on Friday at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville. The matchup tips at 7:30 PM and airs on ESPN+, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is 150 for the matchup.
Chattanooga vs. VMI Odds
- Chattanooga odds to win: -1050
- VMI odds to win: +658
- Spread: Chattanooga (-13.5)
- Total: 150
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Asheville, North Carolina
- Venue: Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville
Who Will Win Chattanooga vs. VMI?
Chattanooga and VMI Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Chattanooga has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 13.5 points or more this season (0-1).
VMI has a 6-4 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 13.5 points or more.
The Mocs and the Keydets combine to average 4.2 fewer points per game than the over/under of 150 set for this game.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 147.9 points per game, 2.1 fewer than the over/under for this game.
The average point total for Chattanooga’s games this year is 1.9 fewer points than the over/under of 150 in this matchup.
The average over/under in Keydets games this season is 4.4 fewer points than the point total of 150 in this outing.
So far this season, the Mocs have put together an 11-16-1 record against the spread.
The Keydets are 14-15-0 against the spread this season.
Chattanooga Stats & Insights
Chattanooga’s +153 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 4.9 points per game) is a result of scoring 76.5 points per game (64th in college basketball) while giving up 71.6 per contest (227th in college basketball).
Chattanooga averages 33.2 rebounds per game (97th in college basketball) while conceding 31.1 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.1 boards per game.
The Mocs connect on 11.5 three-pointers per game (first in college basketball), three more than their opponents (8.5).
Chattanooga ranks 42nd in college basketball by averaging 99.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 229th in college basketball, allowing 93.1 points per 100 possessions.
The Mocs average 80.8 points per game in home games, compared to 72 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 8.8 points per contest.
VMI Stats & Insights
VMI is being outscored by seven points per game, with a -217 scoring differential overall. It puts up 69.3 points per game (242nd in college basketball), and gives up 76.3 per contest (332nd in college basketball).
VMI comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 1.2 boards. It collects 32.6 rebounds per game (126th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.4.
VMI makes 9.6 three-pointers per game (15th in college basketball) while shooting 35.6% from deep (105th in college basketball). It is making 1.1 fewer threes than its opponents, who drain 10.7 per game at 36.6%.
VMI averages 90.7 points per 100 possessions (257th in college basketball), while allowing 99.8 points per 100 possessions (351st in college basketball).
The Keydets are putting up more points at home (73.2 per game) than on the road (64.5).
Chattanooga Key Players to Watch
The Mocs leader in points and rebounds is Jamal Johnson, who scores 13.7 points and pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game.
Dalvin White is Chattanooga’s best passer, dishing out 2.8 assists per game while scoring 9.4 PPG.
The Mocs get the most three-point shooting production out of Johnson, who knocks down 2.6 threes per game.
Johnson and Sam Alexis lead Chattanooga on the defensive end, with Johnson leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Alexis in blocks averaging 0.7 per contest.
VMI Key Players to Watch
Asher Woods is the top scorer for the Keydets with 14.1 points per game. He also tacks on 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his stats.
The VMI leaders in rebounding and assists are Taeshaud Jackson with 7.1 rebounds per game (he also adds 6.1 points and 0.8 assists per game) and Tony Felder with 3.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 10.2 points and two rebounds per game).
Sean Conway is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Keydets, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
Rickey Bradley, Jr. (one steal per game) is the steal leader for VMI while Tyler Houser (0.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Chattanooga vs. VMI Prediction
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Chattanooga 78, VMI 67
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