Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tom Gola Arena
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The VCU Rams travel to Tom Gola Arena to play the La Salle Explorers on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has VCU as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 134.5.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 16-5 and a road record of 5-1. They are 12-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Explorers have an overall record of 5-14 and a home record of 4-6. They have an over/under record of 6-9 and they are 5-11 against the spread.
Melvin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. JeQuan Lewis averages 11.3 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jordan Price averages 20.6 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Explorers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Cleon Roberts averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
VCU averages 78.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 110th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 41st in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 107th and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 102nd with 12 per game. The Rams allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 174th and 140th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the country. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the Division 1.
La Salle averages 62.1 points per game this year which ranks them 338th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -11.7 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 325th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 277th in the nation. They average 29.8 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 344th and 276th respectively. In the turnover department the Explorers rank 101st with 11.9 per game. The Explorers allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 295th and 248th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 296th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 320th place in the nation. The Explorers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in college basketball.
The Rams average 74.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 109.8 and they assist on 53.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 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 32% of their shots. VCU turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34%. The Rams give up 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Explorers score 64.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 50.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -21 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.7 points per game. The Explorers have a rating on offense of 94.4 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. La Salle turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 44.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.9%. The Explorers give up 71.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 12-4 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 7-8 against the over/under
La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 5-11 against the spread
The La Salle Explorers are 6-9 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
02/02/16 G Jordan Burgess Finger is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. LaSalle
La Salle Explorers Injuries
01/19/16 F Yevgen Sakhniuk Illness out indefinitely
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