VCU vs. Massachusetts - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Massachusetts Minutemen (16-10) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (20-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Massachusetts Minutemen and VCU Rams meet Saturday at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The Massachusetts Minutemen have won six of their last seven games and are chasing a A-10 title. On the season, UMass is averaging 69.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Trey Davis is averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 assists while Cady Lalanne is averaging 11.5 points and nine rebounds. Maxie Esho is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Derrick Gordon is dishing 2.9 assists. The Massachusetts Minutemen have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, UMass is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
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The VCU Rams have split their last six games and are also looking for an A-10 title. On the season, VCU is averaging 73.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Treveon Graham is averaging 15.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Melvin Johnson is averaging 12.9 points and 1.9 assists. JeQuan Lewis is dishing 2.6 assists and Mo Alie-Cox is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The VCU Rams have three players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 63.9 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, VCU is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Minutemen are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
This game will help decide who wins the Atlantic 10. I'm not sure how you can pass up the free points, especially with VCU playing shaky ball as of late. Take the Minutemen and the points on the road.