Princeton at VCU 3/15/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/14/2022 at 9:37 AM ET

The Princeton Tigers visit Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday to play the VCU Rams in the first round of the NIT. Princeton was defeated by the Yale Bulldogs in the championship game of the Ivy League tournament on Sunday. The leading scorer for Princeton was Tosan Evbuomwan with 20 points, while Jaelin Llewellyn scored 18 points. Princeton finished the regular season 23-6 and had won eight straight prior to losing to Yale.

Tosan Evbuomwan is leading Princeton in scoring and assists with averages of 15.8 points and 5.0 assists per game, while Ethan Wright is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.9 rebounds per game. Princeton has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 79.9 points per game while shooting 48.8% overall and 38.8% from 3-point territory. 

The VCU Rams were defeated by Richmond 75-64 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. Vince Williams Jr. was the leading scorer for VCU with 18 points. The Rams shot 49.0% and were equal in rebounds with Richmond at 28 apiece, with the big difference that VCU turned the ball over 16 times and Richmond committed just 11 turnovers.

Vince Williams Jr. is leading VCU in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 13.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Adrian Baldwin Jr is the second-leading scorer with an average of 11.2 points per game and is one of three players for VCU averaging double-figures in scoring. The Rams are scoring an average of 66.1 points per game while shooting 45.9% overall and 34.3% from 3-point territory. 

VCU will defeat Princeton in this opening-round matchup of the NIT, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in three of Princeton's last five and in three of VCU’s last four. VCU has been tough on defense all season, as the Rams allowed an average of only 60.8 points per game which was 16th in the country and opponents are shooting only 38.8% against the Rams, which is 12th in the country. Final Score Prediction, VCU Rams win but our best play is UNDER 61-57.

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