VMI @ The Citadel
Current Records: VMI 5-18; The Citadel 9-14
What to Know
The The Citadel Bulldogs will play host again and welcome the VMI Keydets to McAlister Field House, where tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Thursday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
The Bulldogs were just a bucket shy of a win on Monday and fell 76-75 to the Chicago State Cougars.
Meanwhile, VMI was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 71-65 to the Western Carolina Catamounts. Guard Asher Woods wasn't much of a difference maker for VMI; Woods finished with only eight points on 3-for-10 shooting in his 38 minutes on the court.
The Citadel is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The Citadel is now 9-14 while VMI sits at 5-18. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Bulldogs are 31st worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.2 on average. The Keydets have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 41st fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 11.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: McAlister Field House -- Charleston, South Carolina
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a solid 6-point favorite against the Keydets, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 5.5-point favorite.
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VMI have won nine out of their last 16 games against The Citadel.
- Jan 21, 2023 - The Citadel 60 vs. VMI 52
- Feb 12, 2022 - The Citadel 83 vs. VMI 79
- Jan 15, 2022 - VMI 90 vs. The Citadel 85
- Feb 20, 2021 - The Citadel 75 vs. VMI 74
- Jan 16, 2021 - VMI 110 vs. The Citadel 103
- Feb 08, 2020 - VMI 75 vs. The Citadel 64
- Jan 18, 2020 - VMI 88 vs. The Citadel 79
- Mar 02, 2019 - VMI 81 vs. The Citadel 78
- Jan 26, 2019 - The Citadel 84 vs. VMI 82
- Mar 02, 2018 - The Citadel 78 vs. VMI 70
- Feb 17, 2018 - VMI 75 vs. The Citadel 71
- Jan 20, 2018 - VMI 88 vs. The Citadel 81
- Feb 11, 2017 - VMI 101 vs. The Citadel 78
- Jan 07, 2017 - The Citadel 79 vs. VMI 74
- Feb 27, 2016 - VMI 111 vs. The Citadel 95
- Jan 30, 2016 - The Citadel 78 vs. VMI 75