VCU vs. Appalachian State - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-3) at VCU Rams (3-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: VCU Rams -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and VCU Rams meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for a big road win to rebound from a shaky 4-3 record. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 83.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 22.6 points and 3.4 assists while Justin Forrest is averaging 17.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Griffin Kinney is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and O'Showen Williams is dishing 3.7 assists. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have lost 13 straight road games.
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The VCU Rams also need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The VCU Rams are averaging 80.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. De'Riante Jenkins is averaging 13 points and 2.5 assists while Justin Tillman is averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Issac Vann is the third double-digit scorer and Khris Lane is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The VCU Rams have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Rams are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Rams last 7 overall and 4-0 in Rams last 4 home games.
The VCU Rams aren't exactly the VCU Rams of years past, as they've lost three of their last four games and the defense doesn't rely on the relentless press and trapping as it once did. You can score on VCU. Well, the Appalachian State Mountaineers are an up-tempo team that fills it up offensively and already has a win over Davidson and pushed Iowa State to its limits. Appalachian State is no pushover and can be dangerous when its hitting its outside shots. VCU should win at home, but I like the Mountaineers to hang around and make it somewhat interesting.