Rhode Island vs VCU 3/15/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Rhode Island Rams vs. VCU Rams
NCAAB: 12:00 PM EST
Mar. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : VCU -7.5 Total 131
The Rhode Island Rams are set to face the VCU Rams in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament as they will meet at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Rhode Island Rams entered the Tournament as the 8th seed with a 9-9 record, and they will be looking to continue their 5-game winning streak after recently winning over La Salle in the 1st round, 76-57. Cyril Langevine led the way for the Rams with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Fatts Russell had a solid game for Rhode Island as he contributed 19 points and 7 assists.
The VCU Rams enter the Atlantic 10 Tournament as the 1st seed with a 16-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their 12-game winning streak after recently winning at home against the St. Joseph’s Hawks, 75-63. Marcus Evans led the way for the VCU Rams with 23 points as well as recorded 3 steals on the defensive end of the court. Issac Vann had a solid game in the frontcourt for the Rams as he contributed 15 points.
Jeff Dowtin is the leading scorer and assists guy for the Rhode Island Rams as the junior guard is averaging 15.3 PPG and 3.9 APG. Cyril Langevine is averaging just shy of a double-double for David Cox and company as the junior forward is contributing 14.6 PPG and 9.9 RPG while also contributing 1.5 blocks per game. The Rhode Island Rams are shooting 43% from the field this season while connecting on 27.5% of their three-point attempts.
Marcus Evans is the leading scorer and assists guy for the VCU Rams as the junior guard is averaging 14.3 PPG and 3.3 APG while also contributing a team-high 2 steals per game. Marcus Santos-Silva is the leading rebounder for Mike Rhoades and company as the sophomore forward is averaging 7 RPG and a team-high 1.1 blocks per game. The VCU Rams are shooting 44.4% from the field this season while connecting on 30.6% of their three-point attempts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rams are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Over is 5-2 in Rams last 7 neutral site games.
Rams are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Under is 4-1 in Rams last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Betting Pick: VCU Rams -7.5
The favorite has covered the spread in the last 9 meetings between the VCU Rams and the Rhode Island Rams. VCU had the advantage of a bye to kick of the Atlantic 10 Tournament while Rhode Island played in the early Thursday game. VCU is playing at a high level in conference play and a huge reason behind that is for their stingy defense, and they will make the necessary adjustments in the 2nd half and pull away late. Final Score Prediction, VCU Rams win and cover ATS 74-61.