Davidson Wildcats vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams - 1/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (15-5) at Davidson Wildcats (12-6)
College Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams will travel to play the Davidson Wildcats in an A-10 game on Friday.
The Davidson Wildcats are 12-6 (4-3) and are coming off of a win against Richmond by a score of 78-70. Davidson has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 5th in the A-10 standings. Davidson has conference losses against Saint Louis, Dayton, and St. Bonaventure. Davidson is averaging 81.5 points per game while giving up 79.7 points per game. Davidson is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Jack Gibbs is averaging 24.8 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for Davidson. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Davidson is shooting 76% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The VCU Rams are 15-5 (7-0) and are coming off of a win against St. Bonaventure by a score of 84-76. VCU has won their last 10 games and is currently in 1st place of the A-10 standings. VCU is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. VCU is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Melvin Johnson is averaging 18.3 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for VCU. Korey Billbury is averaging 11.5 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Rams. VCU is shooting 69% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
VCU is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games. VCU is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. The over is 4-0 in VCU’s last 4 games. Davidson is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. Davidson is 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The over is 9-4 in Davidson’s last 13 home games against a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
VCU has looked very impressive during conference play, but will be on the road for this matchup. VCU has found success with their strong defense, while Davidson has played poorly on the defensive end. I think VCU’s defense will be the difference here, as I am picking the Rams.