The No. 1 seed VCU Rams (24-7, 15-3 A-10) will head into the A-10 Tournament against the No. 8 seed Davidson Wildcats (16-15, 8-10 A-10) on Thursday at Barclays Center, beginning at 11:30 AM.
VCU is a strong 7-point favorite against Davidson when the Rams hit the court against the Wildcats on Thursday. The point total for the matchup is set at 133.5.
VCU vs. Davidson Odds
Point Spread for VCU vs. Davidson
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing VCU as the favorite.
VCU vs. Davidson Moneyline
As for the moneyline, VCU has -331 odds to pick up the win, while Davidson is listed at +262 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 11:30 AM ET
- TV Channel: USA
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
VCU vs. Davidson Betting Trends
VCU is 16-15-0 against the spread this season. The Rams have been favorites in 25 games this season and have come away with the win 21 times (84%) in those contests. VCU’s games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 30 opportunities (43.3%).
In Davidson’s 30 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Wildcats have won two of the 11 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (18.2%). Davidson’s games this season have hit the over 10 times in 30 opportunities (33.3%).
VCU vs. Davidson Key Players to Watch
Jalen DeLoach paces the Rams at 7.1 rebounds per contest, while also posting 0.9 assists and 10 points. Brandon Johns Jr. is posting 11.9 points, 0.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Jamir Watkins is posting 9.3 points, 1.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Sam Mennenga is posting a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game. And he is producing 15.4 points and 1.4 assists, making 51.1% of his shots from the floor and 37.5% from beyond the arc, with 1 triples per game. Grant Huffman gets the Wildcats 9.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Wildcats receive 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Desmond Watson.
What you need to know about the VCU Rams
VCU is 12-6-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Rams have been carried by their defense, as they rank 25th-best in college basketball by allowing only 63 points per game. They rank 190th in college basketball in points scored (71 per contest). With 30.5 boards per game, VCU ranks 258th in college basketball. It surrenders 30.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 113th in college basketball.
This year, VCU is sinking 5.8 three-pointers per game (323rd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.6% (214th-ranked) from three-point land. So far this season, the Rams are ceding 6.1 threes per game (45th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.7% (109th-ranked) from downtown.
The Rams have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Three of VCU’s past 10 games have hit the over. VCU’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, scoring 69.9 points a contest compared to the 71 it has averaged this season. VCU has been more stingy on defense lately, allowing 61.8 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 63 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Davidson Wildcats
Davidson has compiled an 11-8-0 record against the spread in conference games this season. In 2022-23, the Wildcats are 204th in the nation on offense (70.4 points scored per game) and 133rd on defense (68.6 points allowed). Davidson collects 29.8 rebounds per game and concede 32.5 boards, ranking 286th and 276th, respectively, in college basketball.
Davidson makes 6.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 234th and 260th, respectively, in college basketball. Giving up 6.7 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.1% from downtown, the Wildcats are 113th and 80th in the country, respectively, in those categories.
The Wildcats have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. Davidson has hit the over in three of its last 10 contests. Davidson is averaging 71.2 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 0.8 more than its average for the season (70.4). The Wildcats have fared better defensively over their previous 10 games, giving up 67.6 points per contest, one fewer point than their season average of 68.6 allowed.
VCU vs. Davidson Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is VCU, and we expect that VCU will cover the spread (VCU -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.
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