College Basketball Betting Preview: VMI Keydets vs. Wofford Terriers – Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Venue: Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Point Spread: Wofford Terriers -23.5
Betting Total: 152
The first place Wofford Terriers will host the last place VMI Keydets on Valentines Day, Thursday Night, February 14, 2019.
This game is being played at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina with the tip-off scheduled to take place at 7:00 PM ET.
Bookmaker has set the point spread for this game at Wofford Terriers -23.5 and put the betting total for Over/Under plays at 152 points.
This game can be watched on the new ESPN app, ESPN+.
The VMI Keydets have not had the year that they would have liked. They are 7-17 overall with a 1-11 record in the Southern Conference. They are one of the worst ranked teams in the RPI at 315 and things are only looking down for them as they have lost 10 out of their last 11 games, which includes their last 5 straight.
The Keydets are ranked 128th on offense and are led by Guard Bubba Parham. Parham is averaging 20.5 points per game and is shooting .387 from the 3 point line. Garrett Gilkerson is the only other player on the team that is averaging double-digit scoring, with 10.8 points per game.
While their offense isn’t that bad, their defense is atrocious! They are ranked 346th in the country and even bad teams are running up the score on them. They are allowing 80.1 points per game and lack the size to be physical in the paint to stop their opposition.
The Wofford Terriers are one of the pleasant surprises in College Basketball this year. They are 21-4 overall and undefeated in the Southern Conference at 13-0. They have gone 13-1 at home this year, with their only home loss coming against North Carolina in the first game of the season by the score 78-67.
When you look at who this team has played and their 4 losses, this team is a really good team and brings with them a ton of experience. Their 4 losses came against North Carolina 78-67, Oklahoma 75-64, Kansas 72-47 and Mississippi State 98-87.
The Terriers have won 12 games in a row, which includes two games that went to overtime. They are coming off a game where they beat West Carolina by 27 points on February 9, 2019.
Wofford has a very strong offense! They are ranked 18th in the country and are averaging 83.1 points per game. The Terriers have scored 90 or more points on 9 occasions this year.
The offense is led by Guard Fletcher Magee. Magee is averaging 20.0 points per game and is by far the teams top 3-point threat. He has attempted 269 3-point shots this year and hit 109 of them. Cameron Jackson is the team second-leading scorer, with 15.0 points per game, followed by Nathan Hoover, who has 13.4 points per game.
Not only does the Terriers have a strong offense but their defense is dominating, especially on the boards. The Terriers have 3 players in triple-digit rebounding numbers. Cameron Jackson leads the team with 191 rebounds, followed by Keve Aluma with 176 rebounds and Chevez Goodwin with 104 rebounds.
Terriers Steamroll Over Keydets
This is the second time that VMI and Wofford have played each other this year. In the first game, Wofford won 90-76. In this game, I see it being even worse for the Keydets. They are on the road and facing a red hot Wofford team that is going to have their fans jumping around like crazy in support of their home team. This one is probably over by halftime with Wofford winning very big! Buy the half point down and roll with Wofford in the blowout!