Friday, January 29, 2016
John M. Belk Arena
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The VCU Rams travel to John M. Belk Arena to play the Davidson Wildcats on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has VCU as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 15-5 and a road record of 4-1. They are 11-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 12-6 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 9-8 and they are 5-11 against the spread.
Melvin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Korey Billbury averages 11.5 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Jack Gibbs averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Peyton Aldridge averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
VCU averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 122nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 122nd and 70th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 71st with 11.7 per game. The Rams allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 187th and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 94th place in the country. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the Division 1.
Davidson averages 81.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 165th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 189th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 206th and 54th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 7th with 9.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 80.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 319th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 248th and 207th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 341st and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 212th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in college basketball.
The Rams average 74 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 110.2 and they assist on 54.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. VCU turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.9%. The Rams give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 84.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.8 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 110.5 and 57.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Davidson turns it over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.3%. The Wildcats give up 74.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 11-4 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 7-7 against the over/under
Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 5-11 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 9-8 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
01/28/16 G Jordan Burgess Hand "?" Friday vs. Davidson
Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/21/15 F Dusan Kovacevic Knee out for season
11/21/15 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee out for season
01/02/16 F Jake Belford Concussion out for season
Tony's Pick: Take VCU
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