Rhode Island vs VCU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/15/23
VCU Rams (18-7) vs. Rhode Island Rams (8-16)
February 15, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rhode Island Rams +7 / VCU Rams -7; Over/Under: +134
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The VCU Rams and Rhode Island Rams meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ryan Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The VCU Rams Betting Preview
The VCU Rams are averaging 70 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Adrian Baldwin Jr. is averaging 13.5 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Brandon Johns Jr. is averaging 12 points and 0.6 assists. Jamir Watkins is dishing 1.4 assists and Jalen DeLoach is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game.
The Rhode Island Rams Betting Preview
The Rhode Island Rams are averaging 67 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Ishmael Leggett is averaging 15.9 points and 2.4 assists, while Brayon Freeman is averaging 14.3 points and 3 rebounds. Malik Martin is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Jalen Carey is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Rhode Island Rams are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rhode Island Rams are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
VCU vs Rhode Island Trends
The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rams are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Rams last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Rams last 6 overall. The favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
This isn’t the most talented VCU team we’ve seen over the years, but this line is an indication of just how bad Rhode Island is. Not only is Rhode Island losing on the year, but it’s 4-8 ATS at home, playing poor over the last week or so and loses as an underdog by an average of 7.1 points. Thick line, but it’s VCU or pass.