Davidson Wildcats vs. VCU Rams - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VCU Rams (23-9) vs. Davidson Wildcats (20-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: VCU Rams -- See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The VCU Rams will play the Davidson Wildcats in the semi-finals of the A-10 Conference Tournament.
The Davidson Wildcats are 20-11 (10-8) and are the #6 seed in the A-10 tournament. Davidson is coming off of wins against La Salle by a score of 78-63 and St. Bonaventure by a score of 90-86 in their first two games of the tournament. Davidson is averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 77.7 points per game. Davidson is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Jack Gibbs is averaging 24.2 points per game and 5 assists per game for Davidson. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Davidson is shooting 76.6% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The VCU Rams are 23-9 (14-4) and are the #2 seed in the A-10 tournament. VCU is coming off a win against UMass by a score of 85-70 in their first game of the tournament. VCU swept the season series with Davidson by scores of 79-69 and 70-60. VCU is averaging 77.1 points per game while giving up 67 points per game. VCU is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Melvin Johnson is averaging 18 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for VCU. Korey Billbury is averaging 11.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Rams. VCU is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.
Davidson is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Davidson is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Davidson’s last 5 games against a team with a winning record. VCU is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. VCU is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in VCU’s last 8 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
VCU comes into this game as the #2 seed and was able to sweep the season series with Davidson. VCU is clearly the better defensive team and also has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. Davidson has played well in the tournament and will come into this game with confidence. I think VCU will win this game.