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VCU vs Rhode Island Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Rams vs Rams Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: VCU Rams at Rhode Island Rams
- Where: Kingston at Ryan Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: VCU -7, VCU -322 | RI +252 O/U 134.0
VCU heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 18-7. On the road, the Rams will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 5-3. So far, the Rams have been favored 20 times, going 15-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have VCU as -7 point favorites.
VCU’s leading scorer this season is Brandon Johns Jr., who is averaging 12.04 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 16.5% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.12 rebounds per game and 0.62 assists. Adrian Baldwin Jr is the second leading scorer for the Rams, averaging 13.5 points per game. Between him and Jr, they are accounting for 31.9% 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs VCU, the Rhode Island Rams will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 8-16. Currently, the Rams have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 8-7. So far, the Rams have been the underdog 15 times, going 2-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Rhode Island will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ishmael Leggett who is averaging 15.88 points per game for the Rams. Leggett is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Brayon Freeman who has hit 36.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.3 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Rhode Island this season, as they are currently ranked 325th in college basketball at 67.1 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 33.6%, placing them 277th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: VCU Rams -7
In this matchup between the VCU Rams and Rhode Island Rams, the oddsmakers have VCU as the -7 point favories on the spread. According to our college basketball betting model, we anticipate the Rams to cover the spread as the road favorites. We are looking for the Rams’ offensive attack to put together a strong outside shooting performance. For the season, VCU is averaging 5.53 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 34.3%. A good outing from downtown will make a huge difference in the game as Rhode Island has struggled with their outside shot this season. This scenario has us feeling confident in taking VCU laying the points.