Davidson vs. VCU - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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VCU Rams (18-12) at Davidson Wildcats (15-14)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -2 -- Over/Under: 135
The VCU Rams and the Davidson Wildcats meet in college basketball action from Belk Arena on Friday.
VCU is sitting at 18-12 on the year. In the last seven games VCU is 1-6, beating George Washington while otherwise falling to George Mason, Richmond, Dayton, Saint Louis, UMass and Duquesne.
In the OT loss to Duquesne, VCU’s lead scorer was Marcus Santos-Silva with 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Both Issac Vann and Nah’Shon Hyland scored 13 points apiece there, combining for two assists and four rebounds as well.
Over on the Davidson side, they’re 15-14 this year. After recently winning consecutive games over Rhode Island and La Salle, Davidson has fallen in their last pair of outings to Dayton and Richmond.
In the loss to Richmond, Davidson’s Kellan Grady led the charge on 21 points, five rebounds and three assists. Jon Axel Gudmundsson was the only other Davidson player in double-figures there with 18 points, five rebounds and one assist.
Davidson is 1-5 ATS in their last six Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Davidson is 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 home games.
Meanwhile, VCU is 1-6 ATS in their last seven Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. VCU is 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
VCU can’t catch a break these days. A couple of their recent losses have been pretty close, but for the most part they’re just not playing all that well. Still, on the positive side VCU fell by just three in OT to a good Duquesne team, and were within five of Dayton.
As for Davidson, they’ve thrown out a couple of duds in their last two games, and the last time they played VCU they lost 73-62 on the road. That said, Davidson has shown enough life recently for me to take them on a home cover here. Realistically I’m not touching this one, though. Just too many variables with both teams.