Saint Louis Billikens vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams - 1/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (10-5) at Saint Louis Billikens (6-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The VCU Rams will travel to play the Saint Louis Billikens in a A-10 Conference game on Sunday.
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-8 (1-1) and are coming off of a win against George Washington by a score of 65-62. Saint Louis surprised everyone in this game as they were able to upset the Colonials. Mike Crawford had 20 points and 2 rebounds for Saint Louis. Ash Yacoubou added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the Billikens. Saint Louis was out rebounded by a total of 38-26 and had 16 assists in their victory. Saint Louis is averaging 64.1 points per game while giving up 68.1 points per game. Saint Louis is also averaging 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Ash Yacoubou is averaging 11.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Miles Reynolds is averaging 10.7 points per game and 3.6 assists per game. Saint Louis is averaging 69.2% on free throws, 30.7% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The VCU Rams are 10-5 (2-0) and are coming off of a win against St. Joe’s by a score of 85-82. VCU used a 16-5 run in the second half to take the lead and get the win. Melvin Johnson had 25 points and 7 rebounds for VCU. JeQuan Lewis added 19 points and 6 assists for the Rams. VCU was out rebounded by a total of 46-40 and had 13 assists in their victory. VCU is averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 65.9 points per game. VCU is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Melvin Johnson is averaging 19 points per game and 2.2 assists per game, while Korey Billbury is averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. VCU is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 36.4% on three-pointers, and 42.6% on all field goal attempts.
VCU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games. VCU is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 4-1 in VCU’s last 5 conference games. Saint Louis is 17-5 ATS in their last 22 Sunday games. Saint Louis is 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 conference games for Saint Louis.
Saint Louis had a very good win last time out, but they are overmatched in this game. VCU is the better team and has the rebounding advantage. I am taking VCU in this one.