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Richmond vs. VCU - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Commonwealth Rams (21-6) at Richmond Spiders (15-12)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)

The Line: Richmond Spiders +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The VCU Rams and Richmond Spiders meet Wednesday night at the Robins Center.

The VCU Rams have won five of their last eight games and are chasing an A-10 title. On the season, VCU is averaging 73.9 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Treveon Graham is averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Melvin Johnson is averaging 12.8 points and 1.9 assists. JeQuan Lewis is dishing 2.7 assists and Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The VCU Rams have three players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 63.9 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, VCU is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.

Richmond vs. VCU - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Richmond Spiders have split their last six games and look for their second ranked win. On the season, Richmond is averaging 65.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 16.3 points and 2.3 assists while Terry Allen is averaging 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. T.J. Cline is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and ShawnDre' Jones is dishing 2.5 assists. The Richmond Spiders have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.

The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Spiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Rams are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Richmond and the home team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

Richmond beat VCU rather easily in the previous meeting, and Richmond has always been a tougher team to beat at home. With VCU struggling a bit on the road this year, I like the Spiders to win once again in a toss up game. 

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