Saint Louis Billikens (11-4) at VCU Rams (16-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Stuart Siegel Center)
The Line: VCU Rams -2 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Saint Louis Billikens and VCU Rams meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The Saint Louis Billikens look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 76.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Javonte Perkins is averaging 19.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while Jordan Goodwin is averaging 15 points and 3.2 assists. Gibson Jimerson is the third double-digit scorer and Hasahn French is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The VCU Rams look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The VCU Rams are averaging 73.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Nah'Shon Hyland is averaging 19.3 points and 1.8 assists while Vince Williams Jr. is averaging 10.9 points and 2.2 assists. KeShawn Curry is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Jamir Watkins is dishing 0.4 assists. The VCU Rams are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Billikens are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Billikens last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Rams last 8 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Saint Louis Billikens have been the better team this season, but they haven't been great on the road where they lose by an average of 2.5 points and shoot 38.2 percent from the field. The VCU Rams win at home by an average of 12.2 points while allowing 40 percent shooting from the field. In a battle between two competitive teams that are playing well down the stretch, I'll lay the bucket with VCU at home.