Sunday, December 27, 2015
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Liberty Flames travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Sunday, December 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has VCU as 25 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Flames come into this game with an overall record of 3-10 and a road record of 0-4. They are 3-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3. The Rams have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 5-1. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
John Dawson comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night so far this season for the Flames. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Evan Maxwell averages 14.2 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Liberty. His field goal percentage is 71% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Melvin Johnson averages 18.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Korey Billbury averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Liberty averages 58.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 344th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -11.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 144th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 239th in the country. They average 26.9 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game which ranks them 349th and 285th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 14.5 per game. The Flames allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 286th and 246th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 218th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in the Division 1.
VCU averages 73.5 points per game this year which ranks them 146th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 250th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 141st and 146th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 136th with 12.5 per game. The Rams allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 175th and 266th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the nation. The Rams force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in college basketball.
Liberty Flames Betting Trends
The Liberty Flames are 3-3 against the spread
The Liberty Flames are 3-3 against the over/under
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 5-3 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 3-5 against the over/under
Liberty Flames Injuries
12/25/15 G Theo Johnson Suspension out indefinitely
VCU Rams Injuries
12/22/15 G Jordan Burgess Concussion "?"
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Liberty
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