VCU vs. Oklahoma - 3/20/16 NCAA Tournament 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 -6.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and Oklahoma Sooners meet Sunday in the NCAA Tournament at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The VCU Rams look for another win after beating Oregon State on Friday. The VCU Rams are averaging 77.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Melvin Johnson is averaging 17.2 points and 2.2 assists while Korey Billbury is averaging 11.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. JeQuan Lewis is dishing five assists and Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rams are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The VCU Rams are 3-4 this season on neutral courts.
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The Oklahoma Sooners look for another win after beating CSU Bakersfield on Friday. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 80.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 25 points and 2.1 assists while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Jordan Woodard is dishing 3.4 assists and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sooners are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma Sooners are 5-1 this season on neutral courts.
The Rams are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 NCAA Tournament games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games. The Sooners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
VCU isn't consistent enough to hang with Oklahoma's offensive firepower. The Sooners hit you like an avalanche on the offensive end, drilling three after three. Also, the Sooners beat West Virginia two out of three times, so they're used to pressure style defense. Oklahoma should win and cover.