VCU vs. Richmond - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (11-9) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (17-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders and VCU Rams play Saturday at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The Richmond Spiders have split their last 10 games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Richmond is averaging 65.2 points on 47 percent shooting and is allowing 59.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 16 points and two assists while Terry Allen is averaging 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. ShawnDre' Jones is dishing 2.9 assists and T.J. Cline is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 72.1 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last six games. Richmond is 0-7 SU on the road.
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The VCU Rams have won 12 straight and look to remain unbeaten in A-10 play. On the season, VCU is averaging 74.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Treveon Graham is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Melvin Johnson is averaging 13.1 points and two assists. Briante Weber is dishing 4.4 assists and Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The VCU Rams are a defensive team that’s allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in 10 of their last 11 games. Offensively, VCU is shooting 63.4 percent from the line and 36 percent from beyond the arc. VCU is 9-1 SU on its home court.
The Spiders are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rams are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Spiders are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in VCU and the home team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Richmond is flat out garbage on the road. Meanwhile, VCU is a different breed on its home court and should win this matchup easily.