Wednesday, March 1, 2017
University of Dayton Arena
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The VCU Rams head to University of Dayton Arena to take on the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dayton as 4 point favorites.
The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 23-6 and a road record of 7-3. They are 10-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-11. The Flyers have an overall record of 23-5 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 15-11 and they are 17-8 against the spread.
JeQuan Lewis comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Justin Tillman averages 12.1 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
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Charles Cooke averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Flyers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kendall Pollard averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
VCU averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 117th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 210th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 137th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 13.2 per game. The Rams allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 101st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in Division 1.
Dayton averages 76 points per game this year which ranks them 97th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 55th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 39th in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 220th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Flyers rank 72nd with 12 per game. The Flyers allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 41st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the nation. The Flyers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in college basketball.
The Rams average 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 107 and they assist on 56.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. VCU turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Rams give up 68.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Flyers score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.8 points per game. The Flyers have a rating on offense of 109.5 and 60.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Dayton turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26%. The Flyers give up 61.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 10-14 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 14-11 against the over/under
Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 17-8 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 15-11 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
01/03/17 G De'Riante Jenkins Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Dayton Flyers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take VCU +4
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