Davidson Wildcats vs VCU Rams Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/7/2020
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs VCU Rams
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: VCU -9.5
The Davidson Wildcats travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Friday, February 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 9.5 point favorites.
Davidson comes into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 67.4 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 16-6. They are averaging 72.8 points per game and surrendering 63.5, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-14-1 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 8-14-0 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/18/19 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 G David Czerapowicz Hip is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Luke Frampton Personal is out for season
Key VCU Rams Injuries
02/06/20 G Vince Williams Hand is upgraded to questionable Friday vs Davidson
Kellan Grady comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 14.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marcus Santos-Silva averages 13.0 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 141st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 52nd in the nation. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 314th and 155th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 192nd and 203rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 143rd place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 67th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 135th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 164th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 74th in the nation. They are 239th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 137th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Rams are 222nd in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Rams surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 237th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 339th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 62nd. They are 332nd in college basketball in pace with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 46th. As a unit they are 44th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 34th in D-1. Davidson is 291st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 225th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 136th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 146th. As a team they are 143rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 173rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU -9.5
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