The No. 1 seed VCU Rams (25-7, 15-3 A-10) will play in the A-10 Tournament against the No. 4 seed Saint Louis Billikens (21-11, 12-6 A-10). The teams will face off Saturday at 1:00 PM live on CBS Sports Network.
The Rams face the Billikens in a game that VCU is currently a moderate favorite by 3.5 points. The over/under is 140.5 points for the game.
VCU vs. Saint Louis Odds
Point Spread for VCU vs. Saint Louis
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing VCU as the favorite.
VCU vs. Saint Louis Moneyline
As for the moneyline, VCU has -171 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Louis is listed at +145 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
VCU vs. Saint Louis Betting Trends
VCU has 17 wins against the spread in 32 games this year. The Rams have been chosen as favorites in 26 games this year and have walked away with the win 22 times (84.6%) in those games. VCU’s games this year have hit the over 41.9% of the time (13 out of 31 games with a set point total).
Saint Louis is 14-17-0 against the spread this year. The Billikens have compiled a 1-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). Saint Louis’ games this season have hit the over 15 times in 31 opportunities (48.4%).
VCU vs. Saint Louis Key Players to Watch
Jalen DeLoach posts a team-high 7 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s posting 9.9 points and 1 assist, shooting 56% from the floor. Brandon Johns Jr. averages 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, shooting 51.6% from the field. Jamir Watkins posts 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
Yuri Collins is posting a team-leading 10.1 assists per game. And he is delivering 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds, making 43.8% of his shots from the floor. Gibson Jimerson is the Billikens’ top scorer (14.3 points per game), and he contributes 1.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds. Francis Okoro leads the Billikens in rebounding (8.7 per game), and puts up 7 points and 0.7 assists. He also posts 0.6 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Javon Pickett is averaging 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, making 47.7% of his shots from the field.
What you need to know about the VCU Rams
VCU is 13-6-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Rams are putting up 71 points per game this season (191st-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well defensively, ceding only 62.7 points per contest (23rd-best). VCU ranks 262nd in college basketball with 30.4 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 112th with 30.1 rebounds allowed per contest.
This year, VCU is draining 5.9 three-pointers per game (319th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.9% (196th-ranked) from three-point land. So far this year, the Rams are allowing 6 treys per game (37th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.5% (103rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Rams are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, VCU has gone over the total three times. VCU’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, putting up 71.2 points per contest compared to the 71 it has averaged this season. VCU has been tougher on defense as of late, giving up 61 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 62.7 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Saint Louis Billikens
Saint Louis has compiled an 8-11-0 ATS record so far this season in conference action. Offensively the Billikens are the 87th-ranked squad in college basketball (75.5 points per game). Defensively they are 193rd (70.6 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Saint Louis is 23rd-best in college basketball in rebounds (35.4 per game) and 138th in rebounds allowed (30.4).
In 2022-23, Saint Louis is 229th in the nation in 3-point makes (6.9 per game) and 110th in 3-point percentage (35.4%). Defensively, the Billikens are 242nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7.7. They are 143rd in 3-point percentage allowed at 33.3%.
The Billikens have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Saint Louis has hit the over five times. Saint Louis has played worse offensively over its previous 10 games, putting up 73.8 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points its than season average of 75.5. While the Billikens are allowing 70.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their previous 10 games, allowing 70.1 points per contest.
VCU vs. Saint Louis Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is VCU, and we predict that VCU will cover the spread (VCU -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 140.5 points.
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