Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The VCU Rams travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has VCU as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 148.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 17-6 and a road record of 6-1. They are 13-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-9. The Minutemen have an overall record of 9-13 and a home record of 6-6. They have an over/under record of 8-8 and they are 5-10 against the spread.
Melvin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 18.7 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 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. JeQuan Lewis averages 11.4 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Trey Davis averages 18.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Minutemen. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Donte Clark averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
VCU averages 78.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 53rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 33rd in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 102nd and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 80th with 11.7 per game. The Rams allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 183rd and 191st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the Division 1.
UMass averages 74.7 points per game this year which ranks them 126th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 216th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 253rd in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 152nd and 108th respectively. In the turnover department the Minutemen rank 152nd with 12.6 per game. The Minutemen allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 282nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 165th and 48th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 301st and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the nation. The Minutemen force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in college basketball.
The Rams average 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.3 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 110.4 and they assist on 52.2% 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 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 13.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.9%. The Rams give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Minutemen score 78.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.6 points per game. The Minutemen have a rating on offense of 101.8 and 54.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. UMass turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.5%. The Minutemen give up 78.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 13-5 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 8-9 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-10 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 8-8 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
UMass Minutemen Injuries
01/21/16 F Malik Hines Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take VCU
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