VMI Keydets vs. Western Carolina Catamounts: 1/27/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 27, 2021

The Western Carolina Catamounts (7-6) will look to break a four-game losing streak when they hit the road to play the VMI Keydets (7-7) on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Cameron Hall as just 2.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under for the matchup is 158.

Betting Information

VMI vs Western Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
VMI -2.5 -112 -110 158 -110 -110 -144 119

Computer Picks

Computer picks for VMI vs Western Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
VMI (-2.5) Under (158) VMI 81 Western Carolina 76

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Total Facts

  • In seven of 14 opportunities (50%) this year, the Keydets and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 158 points.
  • Western Carolina has combined with its opponents to score more than 158 points in seven of 13 opportunities (53.8%) this season.
  • These two teams average a combined 161.6 points per game, 3.6 more points than the total of 158 set for this matchup.
  • The Keydets and the Catamounts have seen their opponents average a combined 3.6 less points per game than the point total of 158 set in this matchup.
  • The average total the Keydets have had set in games this year is 0.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Catamounts games this season is 0.5 less points than the point total of 158 for this outing.

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VMI Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Keydets have covered seven times in 10 contests.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Keydets have fared well against the spread, putting together a 3-0 record.
  • The Keydets have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 4 times in 10 games this season.

Western Carolina Betting Information

  • Western Carolina has a losing record against the spread, going 3-8 ATS (covering just 27.3% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Catamounts have a record ATS of 0-4.
  • The Catamounts and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 7 of 11 (63.6%).

Head to Head

VMI vs Western Carolina (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/19/2020 Western Carolina -8.5 152.5 -435 +323 Regular Season 74-71 VAMIL
1/8/2020 Western Carolina -4.5 154 -197 +161 Regular Season 97-85 WCAR
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-78 VAMIL
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 91-83 VAMIL

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VMI Leaders

  • The Keydets leader in points and assists is Greg Parham, who puts up 19.8 points per game to go with 3.8 assists.
  • Jake Stephens is the Keydets best rebounder, pulling down an average of 7.6 boards in each contest while scoring 13.9 points per game.
  • Parham contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Keydets. He knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
  • Trey Bonham is VMI’s leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Stephens leads them in blocks with 1.8 per contest.

Western Carolina Leaders

  • Mason Faulkner is atop nearly all of the Catamounts’ leaderboards by putting up 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Matt Halvorsen leads his teammates on the Catamounts with 3.9 made threes per outing.
  • Western Carolina’s leader in steals is Faulkner with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Xavier Cork with 1.7 per game.
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