Friday's contest between the South Dakota Coyotes (2-1) and the VMI Keydets (1-2) at Desert Diamond Arena has a projected final score of 80-74 based on our computer prediction, with South Dakota taking home the win. Game time is at 2:00 PM on November 17.

Based on our computer prediction, VMI should cover the point spread, which currently sits at 7.5. The two sides are projected to go over the 151.5 over/under.

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VMI vs. South Dakota Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Glendale, Arizona
  • Venue: Desert Diamond Arena
  • Line: South Dakota -7.5
  • Point Total: 151.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): South Dakota -350, VMI +260

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VMI vs. South Dakota Score Prediction

  • Prediction: South Dakota 80, VMI 74

Spread & Total Prediction for VMI vs. South Dakota

  • Pick ATS: VMI (+7.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (151.5)

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VMI Performance Insights

  • VMI ranked 232nd in college basketball with 69.4 points per game last season, but on defense it was less effective, allowing 76.8 points per game (22nd-worst in college basketball).
  • The Keydets pulled down 32.4 boards per game (134th-ranked in college basketball) last year, while allowing 31.7 rebounds per contest (217th-ranked).
  • Last season VMI ranked 307th in college basketball in assists, dishing out 11.4 per game.
  • The Keydets averaged 12.2 turnovers per game (217th-ranked in college basketball). They forced 10.4 turnovers per contest (310th-ranked).
  • The Keydets ranked 12th-best in college basketball by draining 9.7 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, they ranked 122nd in college basketball at 35.1%.
  • VMI struggled to defend three-pointers last season, ranking -4-worst in the country in threes allowed per game (10.7) and 22nd-worst in three-point percentage allowed (36.7%).
  • When it comes to shot breakdown, VMI took 54.2% two-pointers (accounting for 61.4% of the team's buckets) and 45.8% threes (38.6%).

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