Jacksonville Dolphins (4-2) vs. VCU Rams (5-3)
December 7, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: VCU Rams -7.5 / Jacksonville Dolphins +7.5; Over/Under: +123.5
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The Jacksonville Dolphins and the VCU Rams meet in college basketball action from the Siegel Center on Wednesday night.
The Jacksonville Dolphins will look to build on their 74-39 win over subdivision Trinity Baptist last time out. Kevion Nolan has 13.3 PPG with 4 RPG and a team-high 4 APG to lead the Dolphins in scoring and assists while Mike Marsh has 12.4 PPG with 5 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Jacksonville up to this point in the season. Jordan Davis also has a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead the Dolphins on the glass so far this season. As a team, Jacksonville is averaging 69.8 PPG on 48.3% shooting from the field, 34.7% from behind the arc and 68.8% from the foul line this season.
The VCU Rams will look to rebound from an 84-73 loss to Temple last time out. Adrian Baldwin Jr. has a team-high 17 PPG and 5.8 APG to lead VCU in scoring and assists while Brandon Johns Jr. has 10.9 PPG with 6 RPG. Jamir Watkins has 10.3 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Jayden Nunn has 10 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for VCU this season. Jalen DeLoach also has a team-high 6.6 RPG to lead the Rams on the glass so far this season. As a team, VCU is averaging 65.8 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field, 32.1% from three and 70.1% from the foul line this season.
Jacksonville is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing 50 points or less in their previous game while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. VCU is 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.
I get the case to be made for either side here but I’m looking at the under here. These are two teams that are definitely defense first have also been playing in a lot of low-scoring games up to this point in the season. Give me the under in a defensive slugfest.