Saint Joseph's vs VCU College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20

Saint Joseph's vs VCU College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20 Photo by Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

VCU Rams (7-2) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (0-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena)

The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks +11 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The VCU Rams and Saint Joseph's Hawks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena.

The VCU Rams look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The VCU Rams are averaging 77.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Nah'Shon Hyland is averaging 18.2 points and 1.8 assists while Vince Williams Jr. is averaging 10.6 points and 1.1 assists. KeShawn Curry is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Jamir Watkins is dishing 0.2 assists. The VCU Rams are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks need a win to rebound from an 0-5 record. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 74.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 92.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Ryan Daly is averaging 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while Taylor Funk is averaging 15.2 points and 1.2 assists. Jack Forrest is the third double-digit scorer and Dahmir Bishop is grabbing three rebounds. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game. 

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The Rams are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 Wednesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Rams last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 9-0 in Hawks last 9 overall. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The VCU Rams are off to a strong start at both ends of the floor, but they haven't played in eight days and return with a very early start. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are winless on the season, but they've had a brutal schedule, and they still managed to take Auburn to overtime, while gaining experience against top-10 teams in Kansas, Villanova and Tennessee. This feels like a spot where Saint Joseph's and the points has some value.

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Randy’s Pick Saint Joseph's Hawks +11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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