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    The VMI Keydets (5-14, 0-6 SoCon) are underdogs (+5) as they attempt to end an eight-game losing streak when they host the Mercer Bears (8-11, 1-5 SoCon) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Cameron Hall. The point total for the matchup is 140.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Bears vs. Keydets

    • Game Day: Thursday, January 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • Location: Lexington, Virginia
    • Arena: Cameron Hall
    Mercer vs VMI Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Mercer -5 140

    Mercer Betting Stats & Information

    • Mercer has a 4-4 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 50% of those games).
    • The Bears have not played a game with moneyline odds of -220 or shorter.
    • The Bears’ ATS record is 7-11-0 this season.
    • When they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this year, the Keydets are 9-6 against the spread.
    • Mercer’s average total in matchups this season has been 140.6, 0.6 points higher than the total in this particular game.

    VMI Betting Stats & Info

    • VMI has entered the game as underdogs 16 times this season and won twice.
    • The Keydets have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +177 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Keydets have a 10-7-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 5 points or more, the Keydets have a 9-6 record against the spread.
    • The average point total for VMI this year is 9.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Mercer vs. VMI Season Stat Comparison

    Mercer Rank Mercer AVG VMI AVG VMI Rank
    188th 71.3 Points Scored 73.2 149th
    187th 69.4 Points Allowed 76.3 332nd
    256th 30.9 Rebounds 32.6 163rd
    192nd 8.7 Off. Rebounds 9.4 125th
    294th 6.2 3pt Made 10.5 7th
    77th 14.9 Assists 12.4 252nd
    63rd 11.1 Turnovers 12.8 237th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Mercer Bears Leaders

    • Jalyn McCreary leads the Bears in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 14.5 points and 5.4 boards per game.
    • Luis Hurtado leads Mercer in assists, averaging 4.5 per game while also scoring 8.6 points per contest.
    • The Bears get the most three-point shooting production out of Kamar Robertson, who knocks down 1.8 threes per game.

    VMI Keydets Leaders

    • Asher Woods is the top scorer for the Keydets with 14.8 points per game. He also tacks on 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game to his scoring output.
    • VMI’s leader in rebounds is Sean Conway with 5.8 per game, and its leader in assists is Tony Felder with 3.5 per game.
    • Conway is the top scorer from distance for the Keydets, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
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