GAME: #861 VCU vs #862 Davidson
TIME: 3/6/2020 – 9:00p EST
SPREAD: Davidson -4
The VCU Rams (18-12, 8-9) have an Atlantic 10 Conference battle against the Davidson Wildcats (15-14, 9-8) at Belk Arena in Davidson, North Carolina on Friday at 9 p.m. EST. In its previous game, VCU lost to Duquesne in OT by a score of 77-80 while Davidson lost big to Richmond 63-80. The teams last played on Feb. 7, when VCU forced twenty-one Davidson turnovers and turned the ball over only nine times in an 11-point victory.
The VCU Rams are averaging 70 points per game on 43% field goal shooting adding 7.4 threes, 8.7 offensive rebounds, and turning the ball over 12.4 times per game on offense. The Rams are allowing 64 points per game on 42% field-goal shooting while forcing 17.2 turnovers and at a 6.7 Steals and 3.2 blocks per game on the defensive end. VCU is led by Marcos Santos – Silva who is averaging 12.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.
The Davidson Wildcats are averaging 72 points per game on 45% field goal shooting at a 9.13, 6.6 offensive rebounds, turning the ball over only 11 times per game. However, these numbers improve drastically on their home floor scoring 79 points per game on 47% field goal shooting adding 10.4 threes, 7.5 offensive rebounds while committing only 10 turnovers per game on offense. The Wildcats are allowing 67 points per game on 43% field goal shooting while forcing 11.4 turnovers and adding 5.1 steals in 2.8 blocks per game on the defensive end. Davidson is led by Kellan Grady who is averaging 17.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
VCU vs DAVIDSON PREDICTION
VCU has been plagued with injuries this season which has caused inconsistent play from a team that was full of talent. VCU Is also one of the worst teams in the NCAA when it comes to covering spreads(10-20 ATS overall, 3-7 ATS on road games, and 0-2 on Neutral courts). VCU has lost its last 4 road games, scoring an average of 62 points while allowing 76 points per game. Davidson has won its last 6 home games, scoring an average of 75.7 points while giving up only 55.8. VCU thrives off forcing turnovers but that won’t be easy against Davidson, a team that takes care of the ball well, committing only 10 per game on their home court. VCU is a poor free-throw shooting team that is averaging only 69% from the foul line which will help add some separation in this game. Look for Davidson to cover the spread in this game as they still have tournament hopes.
- Rams are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
- Rams are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Wildcats last 8 overall.
- Over is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
HEAD TO HEAD
- Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
- Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
SPORTS BETTING ANGLES:
Bookie Analysis: Davidson -4 / Over 136.5
Fade the Public: VCU +4 / Under 136.5
Sharp Action: no data / no data
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