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UMass vs VCU Basketball Picks 3-14-24

VCU Rams (20-12) vs. UMass Minutemen (20-10)
March 14, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMass Minutemen -1.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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In this article, we will formulate a VCU vs UMass betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Thursday, March 14th at the Barclays Center. We will take a look at: 

-The VCU Rams recent form and recent player performance

-The UMass Minutemen’s recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between VCU vs UMass. 

VCU Get it Done on Wednesday

VCU faced off against Fordham on Wednesday and they were able to secure the 69-62 victory. At halftime they were down by a point but in the second half the defense stepped up to pick up the win. Max Shulga had a strong game putting up 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. VCU on the season is averaging 72.3 points while their defense is giving up 67.4 points per game. Max Shulga has been the best player and he is averaging 15 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Umass Has Won three Straight Games

UMass is playing well heading into this game and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Fordham, UMass only scored 66 points, but they ended up winning by two points. Two games ago against Davidson, UMass won by only two points. UMass is averaging 78.1 points while their defense is giving up 70.7 points per game. Josh Cohen has bee tne tho player averaging 16 points while shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

VCU vs UMass Betting Prediction 

The last two wins for UMass have been by only two points, and they aren’t going to be great again in thai game. UMass is giving up 70.7 points per game and their defense is going to really struggle again in this game. Look for VCU to run up the score and that is going to be the difference here as VCU is going to keep this game close. Back VCU to cover the spread here with ease. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: VCU +1.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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