VCU Rams vs. Saint Louis Billikens - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Louis Billikens (8-15) at VCU Rams (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Saint Louis Billikens will travel to play the VCU Rams in an A-10 game on Saturday.
The VCU Rams are 17-7 (9-2) and are coming off of a loss to Massachusetts by a score of 69-63. VCU has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the A-10 standings. VCU defeated Saint Louis by a score of 72-56 in these two teams first meeting of the season. VCU is averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. VCU is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Melvin Johnson is averaging 18.4 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for VCU. JeQuan Lewis is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for the Rams. VCU is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-15 (3-8) and are coming off of a loss to Richmond by a score of 67-53. Saint Louis has lost 4 games in a row and is currently tied for 10th in the A-10 standings. Saint Louis has conference wins against George Washington, Davidson, and UMass. Saint Louis is averaging 65.4 points per game while giving up 71.4 points per game. Saint Louis is also averaging 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Ash Yacoubou is averaging 12 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Saint Louis. Mike Crawford is averaging 10.3 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Billikens. Saint Louis is shooting 70.9% on free throws, 30.6% on three-pointers, and 41.6% on all field goal attempts.
Saint Louis is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 games for Saint Louis. VCU is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 conference games. VCU is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 6-2 in VCU’s last 8 games following a loss. The under is 6-0 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
VCU is the better team in this matchup and should have no problem winning at home. Saint Louis is inconsistent on the offensive end, while VCU also plays solid defense. I like VCU here.