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Richmond vs. VCU - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Commonwealth Rams (12-5) at Richmond Spiders (10-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Robins Center)

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

TV: CBSC

The Richmond Spiders and the VCU Rams face off on Saturday in A-10 college basketball action.

The Richmond Spiders are 10-6 this season and 2-2 in Atlantic-10 play. Richmond is averaging 79.1 points and they are shooting 49.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.4 percent. Terry Allen leads the Spiders averaging 20.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. T.J. Cline is averaging 15.7 points, ShawnDre’ Jones is averaging 15.3 points, and Marshall Wood is averaging 10.8 points. Richmond has won their last two games after losing their prior three.

Richmond vs. VCU - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The VCU Rams are 12-5 this season and they are 4-0 since starting A-10 play. VCU is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 18.5 points per game. Korey Billbury is averaging 11.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, Mo Allie-Cox is averaging 9.1 points, and JeQuan Lewis is averaging 8.8 points. VCU has won their last seven games.

Richmond is 12-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 8-3 against the spread against the A-10, and 13-6-1 against the spread following a win. VCU is 13-3- against the spread in their last 16 games, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 5-2 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The home team is 13-4-1 against the spread in the last 18 meetings of these two.

This one should be a war but VCU appears to have found themselves and I look for them to get the win here and cover the spread in the process.

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VCU Rams -1

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