VCU vs. Princeton - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (2-2) at VCU Rams (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: VCU Rams -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and the Princeton Tigers face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The VCU Rams are 5-1 this season and they have won their last two games. VCU is averaging 74.7 points per game and they are shooting 49.4 percent from the floor and 39.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points per game and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. JeQuan Lewis leads the Rams averaging 14.5 points per game. Jonathan Williams is averaging 10.3 points, Justin Tillman is averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 9.2 points. VCU’s lone loss came to Baylor in the Battle4Atlantis Tournament and outside of that they have been impressive.
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The Princeton Tigers are 2-2 this season and they have won their last two games. Princeton is averaging 79.8 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor and 35.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 64.8 points per game and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Steven Cook leads the Tigers averaging 13.8 points per game. Henry Caruso is averaging 11.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Princeton, Devin Cannady is averaging 10 points, and Spencer Weisz is averaging 8.8 points. Princeton isn’t a bad team but it looks like they may be in over their heads here.
VCU is 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 home games against a team with a winning road record, 21-7 against the spread following a win, and 16-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Princeton is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games, and 0-4 against the spread against the A-10.
This line looks way too light and VCU appears to be the easy play here.