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VCU vs Saint Joseph’s 1/22/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Saint Joseph's Hawks (8-8) vs. VCU Rams (10-6)
January 22, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: VCU Rams -11 / Saint Joseph's Hawks +11; Over/Under: -127.5
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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and VCU Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks look to get a game above a .500 record. The VCU Rams look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are averaging 71.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jordan Hall is averaging 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Taylor Funk is averaging 14.2 points and 1.7 assists. Ejike Obinna is the third double-digit scorer and Erik Reynolds II is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

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The VCU Rams are averaging 62.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 58.4 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Vince Williams Jr. is averaging 11.6 points and 3.3 assists, while Adrian Baldwin Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and 5.4 assists. Jayden Nunn is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and KeShawn Curry is dishing 1.3 assists. The VCU Rams are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 26.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Rams are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The under is 12-5 in Rams last 17 home games. The road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The VCU Rams are the better team here and should be favored at home, but they also lack the offensive firepower to blow out teams. VCU wins at home by an average of 6.3 points, so it feels like we’re getting some free buckets here. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks get after it defensively and have been in a lot of close games this season. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Saint Joseph's Hawks +11

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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