Oklahoma vs. VCU - 3/20/16 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (25-10) at Oklahoma Sooners (26-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -7 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
TV: Tru TV
The Oklahoma Sooners and the VCU Rams face off on Sunday in a second round NCAA Tournament mac hip with the winner going to the Sweet 16.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 26-7 this season and they advanced to this game with a win over a highly spirited Cal State Bakersfield. Oklahoma is averaging 80.5 points per game and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Buddy Hield leads the Sooners averaging 25 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.1 points, Jordan Woodard is averaging 12.6 points, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 10.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. Oklahoma is 5-1 in neutral site games and 13-0 in games outside of the Big 12.
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The VCU Rams are 25-10 this season and they advanced to this game with a dominating win over Oregon State. VCU is averaging 77.1 points per game and they are shooting 45.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 17.2 points per game. Korey BIllbury is averaging 11.4 points, JeQuan Lewis is averaging 11 points and 5.0 assists, and Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. VCU is 3-4 in neutral site and 9-5 in games outside of the A-10.
Oklahoma is 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. VCU is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games, 19-7 against the spread following a win, and 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 non-conference games.
This looks like a lot of points and VCU looked as good as they did all season in their last game and I look for them to at least cover here.