Sunday, March 20, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The VCU Rams travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 7 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 22-9 and a road record of 7-4. They are 21-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-14. The Sooners have an overall record of 24-6 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 13-15 and they are 12-19 against the spread.
Melvin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Korey Billbury averages 11.4 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Buddy Hield averages 25 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Sooners. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Isaiah Cousins averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
VCU averages 77.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 86th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 55th with 11.3 per game. The Rams allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 180th and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 105th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the Division 1.
Oklahoma averages 80.5 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 64th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 55th and 81st respectively. In the turnover department the Sooners rank 196th with 12.8 per game. The Sooners allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 128th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the nation. The Sooners force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in college basketball.
The Rams average 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 109.9 and they assist on 50.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 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 33% of their shots. VCU turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.2%. The Rams give up 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sooners score 83.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.3 points per game. The Sooners have a rating on offense of 111.7 and 52.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Oklahoma turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Sooners give up 66.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 21-9 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 11-14 against the over/under
Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 12-19 against the spread
The Oklahoma Sooners are 13-15 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
03/14/16 G Melvin Johnson Ankle probable Friday vs. Oregon State
03/13/16 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take VCU
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