Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has VCU as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 6-5 and a road record of 0-4. They are 3-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Rams have an overall record of 5-5 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 2-5 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Lamonte Bearden comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Blake Hamilton averages 10.9 points per game in 24 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Melvin Johnson averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Korey Billbury averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Buffalo averages 72.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 158th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them ranked 314th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 325th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game which ranks them 69th and 284th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.3 per game. The Bulls allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 200th and 234th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 270th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 210th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in the Division 1.
VCU averages 71.9 points per game this year which ranks them 167th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 284th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 94th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 143rd and 174th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 86th with 11.9 per game. The Rams allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 216th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the nation. The Rams force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in college basketball.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 3-3 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-5 against the over/under
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-3 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 2-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
VCU Rams Injuries
12/21/15 G Jonathan Williams Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
12/21/15 G Jordan Burgess Concussion expected to miss Tuesday vs. Buffalo
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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