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VCU vs Saint Louis Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/28/23

Saint Louis Billikens (19-10) vs. VCU Rams (22-7)
February 28, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: VCU Rams -5.5 / Saint Louis Billikens +5.5 ; Over/Under: 142.5
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The Saint Louis Billikens and the VCU Rams meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Siegel Center. Saint Louis comes into this matchup at 19-10 so far. The Billikens beat Loyola IL in their last game. As for VCU, they’re sitting at 22-7 on the year following a win over Richmond. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Saint Louis Billikens

Saint Louis posted a 15-7 run over their first 22 games this year. The Billikens have since gone 4-3 over their last seven, beating Rhode Island, Davidson, Duquesne and Loyola IL with losses to VCU, Dayton and Richmond otherwise. 

In he Loyola IL game on Saturday, the Billikens managed a 42-26 edge by halftime. Saint Louis cruised on a 39-36 second half and won it in a blowout 81-62. Gibson Jimerson was the team’s leading scorer on 21 points and six rebounds. 

VCU Rams 

Over on the VCU side, they hit a 16-6 run across their first 22 outings. The Rams are 6-1 since then with wins over Davidson, Saint Louis, Rhode Island, Fordham, Saint Joseph’s and Richmond again. The lone loss came to Dayton. 

Matched up against Richmond on Friday, the Rams hit a 37-23 edge going into the second half. VCU outscored the Spiders 36-35 from there and won it 73-58. Adrian Baldwin led the team on 18 points and eight assists.


I’ll probably go with VCU in this one. The Rams are looking pretty good over this 6-1 span, and they’ve hit 73 or more points in three straight games. These teams last met up on February 3 at Chaifetz Arena. In that matchup, the Rams ended up with a 73-65 road win thanks to a 39-34 second half. Saint Louis is 3-1 in their last four games and they’ve scored 78 or more points in four straight. VCU is going to have to post a big offensive effort in order to cover in this rematch, but with a comfortable home game in store I think they’ll be fine. 

Andrew's Free Pick: VCU Rams -5.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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