VCU vs. Davidson - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (17-10) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (21-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -9 -- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and the Davidson Wildcats face off on Wednesday in A-10 college basketball action.
The VCU Rams are 21-8 this season and they have won four of their last five games. VCU is averaging 77.7 points per game and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 18.1 points per game. Korey Billbury is averaging 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, JeQuan Lewis is averaging 10.7 points, and Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 9.9 points. VCU is 14-2 at home and 13-3 in the A-10.
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The Davidson Wildcats are 17-10 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Fordham that ended a three game winning streak. Davidson is averaging 80.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 78.7 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. Jack Gibbs leads the Wildcats averaging 24.8 points per game. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 15.3 points and 6.5 rebounds, Brian Sullivan is averaging 14.3 points, and Jordan Barham is averaging 8.5 points. Davidson is 3-8 on the road and 9-7 in the A-10.
VCU is 4-1 against the spread against the A-10, 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 home games, and 21-7 against the spread in their last 28 games. Davidson is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 9-19-1 against the spread in their last 29 games. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
What we have here is a strong home team against a team that is weaker on the road so while I don’tlove the number I have to take VCU.