VCU Rams vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks - 3/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VCU Rams (24-9) vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks (26-7)
March 13, 2016 12:30 PM EST
The Line- VCU -4.5 Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks will face off against the VCU Rams in the Atlantic 10 Championship on Sunday.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks got to the championship game by defeating the Dayton Flyers in the Semifinals 82-79. Senior Forward Isaiah Miles led the way for Saint Joseph’s scoring 26 points per game and grabbing 9 rebounds. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks average 77.2 points per game and shoot 32% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for the Hawks has been Isaiah Miles who is averaging 17.9 points per game and 8.0 rebounds. The Hawks will need a big game out of him if the Hawks want to take down VCU.
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The VCU Rams got to the championship by taking down the Davidson Wildcats 76-54 in the Semifinals. Senior Guard Korey Billbury who scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds led the Rams. The VCU Rams average 77.3 points per game and shoot 35.9% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for the Rams has been Melvin Johnson who is averaging 18.0 points per game and 2.7 rebounds. Korey Billbury is second on the team with 11.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 neutral site games. The Hawks are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Sunday games. The VCU Rams are 8-1 against the spread in their last 9 neutral site games. The Rams are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following a win of more than 20 points.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks and the VCU Rams both have spots in the big dance so that will not be on their mind in this game. Both of these teams will be playing their 3rd game in 3 days. Fatigue could play a factor in this game and Saint Joseph's has had to work much harder to get here then the Rams. I think that could be a deciding factor in this game. Im taking the VCU Rams to take home the Atlantic 10 Championship.