Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Georgetown Hoyas Pick, Odds, Prediciton 11/24/13
Georgetown Hoyas (2-2) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -1 -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Commonwealth Rams and the Georgetown Hoyas face off on Sunday in San Juan as they close out their Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament.
The VCU Rams had no answers for Florida State in their opening round game in San Juan but the bounced back for a hard fought win over Long Beach State on Friday. VCU trailed LBSU by a point at the half and it was competitive all the way until the end but the Rams pulled out the win by six. Bob Brandenberg scored 19 points the lead Virginia Commonwealth. Juvante Reddic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Briante Weber is averaging 15 points, six rebounds, and four assists, and Treveon Graham had 12 points and eight rebounds. VCU shot 46 percent from the floor and 26.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and they win the rebound battle decisively. VCU entered the week ranked 10th in the nation but it is unlikely they will be able to hold it.
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The Georgetown Hoyas were upset in their first round game against Northeastern after they blew a halftime lead but came back with a vengeance in their next game dismantling Kansas State. The Hoyas led by 17-points at the half and then extended it another 10 points to win going away. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera led the way against KSU scoring 25 points. Jabril Trwick had 16 points, Joshua Smith had 13 points, and Markel Starks had 11 points and eight assists. Georgetown shot 63.5 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc. With Greg Whittington still out Georgetown is still looking to replace his presence.
VCU is 6-2 against the spread against the Big East, 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 2-5 against the spread following a win. Georgetown is 9-3 against the spread following a cover, 11-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games.
I didn’t see the swarming defense not solid shooting from VCU in either of the games in Puerto Rico thus far and while I saw a poor second half from the Hoyas against Northeastern I like them here.