The Western Carolina Catamounts (7-6) are expected to extend a four-game losing streak when they visit the VMI Keydets (7-7) as 2.5-point underdogs at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Cameron Hall. The contest airs on ESPN+. The point total is set at 158 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 27, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Keydets (-2.5)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Keydets favored by 2.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (5.1 points).

Pick OU:
Under (158)

The DraftKings point total for this game is just 1.1 points highter than the model projection.

Prediction: VMI 81, Western Carolina 76

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Keydets’ average implied point total this season is 0.5 fewer points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (79.5 implied points on average compared to 80 implied points in this game).
  • VMI will try to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (80) for the seventh time this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Catamounts (79.4) is 1.4 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (78).
  • Western Carolina will look to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (78) for the seventh time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

VMI and Western Carolina Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Keydets 7-3 3-0 6-4
Catamounts 3-8 0-4 7-4

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

VMI

Western Carolina
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/23/2021 Mercer Loss 83-80 1/23/2021 Wofford Loss 91-78
1/20/2021 Furman Win 74-73 1/20/2021 East Tennessee State Loss 59-48
1/18/2021 East Tennessee State Loss 92-81 1/18/2021 Samford Loss 82-78
1/16/2021 Citadel Win 110-103 1/16/2021 Mercer Loss 78-76
1/13/2021 Wofford Loss 80-78 12/18/2020 Charleston (SC) Win 76-70

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