Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Buffalo Bulls - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (6-5) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (5-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls will travel to play the VCU Rams in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The VCU Rams are 5-5 and are coming off of a loss to Cincinnati by a score of 69-63. VCU gave up an 11-3 run in the second half that pushed Cincinnati to the victory. Korey Billbury had 22 points and 9 rebounds for VCU. JeQuan Lewis added 13 points and 4 assists for the Rams. VCU was out rebounded by a total of 42-37 and had 9 assists in their defeat. VCU is averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 66.6 points per game. VCU is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Melvin Johnson is averaging 17.8 points per game and 2.4 assists per game, while Korey Billbury is averaging 11.6 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for VCU. VCU is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 40.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Buffalo Bulls are 6-5 and are coming off of a win against Montana State by a score of 80-73. Buffalo trailed by 1 point at halftime but came back for the victory in the second half. Lamonte Bearden had 18 points and 7 rebounds for Buffalo. Blake Hamilton added 17 points and 7 rebounds for the Bulls. Buffalo out rebounded their opponent by a total of 46-40 and had 14 assists in their victory. Buffalo is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 73.9 points per game. Buffalo is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Lamonte Bearden is averaging 13.5 points per game and 3 assists per game, while Blake Hamilton is averaging 10.9 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Buffalo. Buffalo is shooting 71% on free throws, 29.7% on three-pointers, and 40.5% on all field goal attempts.
Buffalo is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. Buffalo is 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games against the A-10. The under is 4-0 in Buffalo’s last 4 games overall. VCU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. VCU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in VCU’s last 4 games.
This should be a very good game as VCU is having a down year. VCU has played excellent defense to start the season and will give Buffalo trouble in this game. Buffalo has won two games in a row and has the slight rebounding advantage in this game. With VCU being at home, I am going with them to win this matchup.