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VCU vs Davidson Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 31st Betting Odds

Rams vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: VCU Rams at Davidson Wildcats
  • Where: Davidson at John M. Belk Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31st
  • Betting Odds: VCU -3, VCU -160 | DAVID +131 O/U 136.0

Rams Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Davidson, the VCU Rams will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 16-6. On the road, the Rams will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 3-3. So far, the Rams have been favored 18 times, going 14-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have VCU as -3 point favorites.

VCU’s leading scorer this season is Brandon Johns Jr., who is averaging 12.14 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 16.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 0.62 assists. Jamir Watkins is the second leading scorer for the Rams, averaging 10.0 points per game. Between him and Watkins, they are accounting for 30.5% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for VCU this season, as they are currently ranked 356th in college basketball at 66.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Rams’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 229th in the NCAA.

Wildcats Preview:

Through 21 games, the Davidson Wildcats have an overall record of 10-11. So far this season, Davidson has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-5. For the season, Davidson has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +3 point underdogs.

Sam Mennenga comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 16.05 points per contest. Not only has Mennenga been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Davidson’s top rebounder at 7.67 boards per contest. Behind Mennenga, the team has benefited from the strong play of Foster Loyer, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 36.0% of his shots and is adding 4.62 boards per game.

Through 21 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: VCU Rams -3

Heading into tip-off for this matchup between the Davidson Wildcats and VCU Rams, our analysis shows that VCU will look to make up for their disadvantage from beyond the arc, by pounding the ball inside. For the season, the VCU’s offense is doing an excellent job at generating opportunities from the charity stripe. Look for this trend to continue, in what should be a strong offensive effort for VCU. In today’s game, we feel good laying the points with the Rams.