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VCU vs La Salle 12/31/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

La Salle Explorers (6-7) vs. VCU Rams (9-4)
December 31, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: VCU Rams -12.5 / La Salle Explorers +12.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The La Salle Explorers and VCU Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The La Salle Explorers look to get back to a .500 record. The VCU Rams look for their 10th win.

The La Salle Explorers are averaging 68.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Khalil Brantley is averaging 13.9 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Josh Nickelberry is averaging 11.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Anwar Gill is dishing 3 assists and Hassan Drame is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.

The VCU Rams are averaging 68.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Adrian Baldwin Jr. is averaging 12.3 points and 1.8 rebounds, while Brandon Johns Jr. is averaging 11.9 points and 0.5 assists. Jamir Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen DeLoach is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.

The Explorers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Explorers last 14 games following a ATS win. The road team is 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The La Salle Explorers enter this contest playing subpar ball, and you shouldn’t expect things to change here considering they lose by an average of 10.5 points in the underdog role. The VCU Rams are playing their best ball right now, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 10.7 points. Steep line, but I can only give VCU my attention in this spot.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: VCU Rams -12.5

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