Sunday, January 10, 2016
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The VCU Rams travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has VCU as 8.5 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 10-5 and a road record of 2-1. They are 7-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6. The Billikens have an overall record of 6-8 and a home record of 5-5. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 2-8 against the spread.
Melvin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.3 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 89%. Korey Billbury averages 11.8 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Achraf Yacoubou averages 11.1 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Billikens. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 51%. Miles Reynolds averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
VCU averages 75.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 98th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 123rd and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 47th with 11.3 per game. The Rams allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 180th and 243rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the Division 1.
Saint Louis averages 64.1 points per game this year which ranks them 319th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 194th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 302nd and 165th respectively. In the turnover department the Billikens rank 283rd with 14.3 per game. The Billikens allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 143rd and 132nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 169th place in the nation. The Billikens force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 7-3 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 4-6 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 2-8 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 3-7 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take VCU
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