Cincinnativs. VCU - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (7-3) at Cincinnati Bearcats (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and the VCU Rams face off on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena in a battle of college basketball NCAA Tournament regulars.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-2 so far this season and they are coming off of a win against San Diego State. Cincinnati is averaging 62.3 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 53.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.4 percent. Troy Caupain is averaging 10.1 points to lead the Bearcats. Octavius Ellis is averaging 9.1 points and 8.1 rebounds, Gary Clark is averaging 8.9 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Farad Cobb is averaging 7.4 points. Cincinnati doesn’t make it look pretty but they get it done.
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The Virginia Commonwealth Rams are 7-3 this season and they have won three of their last four games. VCU is averaging 76.9 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 46.6 percent. Treveon Graham is averaging 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds to lead the Rams. Melvin Johnson is averaging 14.9 points, Briante Weber is averaging 7.9 points, and Jordan Burgess is averaging 7.7 points. VCU is 1-1 on the road with all three losses coming to teams with a RPI better than 50.
Cincinnati is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, and 2-6 against the spread following a win. VCU is 2-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win.
This one should be a war but that’s who Cincinnati likes it so my pick here is the Bearcats.