VCU vs. Wisconsin - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (2-2) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (2-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams +1.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and the Wisconsin badgers face off on Sunday afternoon in Madison Square Garden in college basketball action.
The Virginia Commonwealth Rams had the lead on Duke in most of their game on Friday but they let the game get away late to lose it and land in this game. VCU is averaging 79.3 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor including 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they allow 67.7 points and their opponents shoot 42 percent from the floor. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 19 points per game. Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 10 points and 6.3 rebounds, Korey Billbury is averaging 10 points and 5.3 rebounds, and JeQuan Lewis is averaging 9.0 points and 7.0 assists. VCU still looks to be a tough NCAA Tournament quality team.
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The Wisconsin Badgers never looked like a threat on Friday as they lost to Georgetown to land in this game. For the season Wisconsin is averaging 74.5 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Bronson Koenig leads the Badgers averaging 16.5 points per game. Nigel hayes is averaging 16 points, Vitto Brown is averaging 12 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Ethan Happ is averaging 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. Wisconsin looks like a shell of the team that went to the NCAA Tournament Finals last season.
VCU is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Wisconsin is 8-2 against the spread against the A-10, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games.
These teams should be throwing them in from the cheap seats so I like the over with my free pick.