VCU vs Davidson Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/6/2020
Game: VCU Rams vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Davidson -2
The VCU Rams travel to John M. Belk Arena to play the Davidson Wildcats on Friday, March 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Davidson as 2 point favorites.
VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 64.8 per contest. Davidson has an overall record of 15-14. They are averaging 72.7 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 10-20-0 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Important Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 12-17-0 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 12-15-2 against the over/under
Key VCU Rams Injuries
03/02/20 G Vince Williams Calf is out indefinitely
02/29/20 G De'Riante Jenkins Personal is out indefinitely
02/24/20 F Corey Douglas Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 G Marcus Evans Knee is out indefinitely
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
Marcus Santos-Silva comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 55%. Nah'Shon Hyland averages 8.7 points per game in 20.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Kellan Grady averages 17.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 182nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 207th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 119th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 262nd and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 249th with 12.4 per game. The Rams allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 129th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 265th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 106th place in Division 1. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson is 126th in the country with 72.7 points per game this year. They are 102nd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 33rd in the nation. They are 287th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 104th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Wildcats are 326th in turnovers per game with 11.1. The Wildcats surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 126th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 139th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 72nd with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 33rd in country in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 101.7, which is ranked 172nd. They are 154th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 196th. As a unit they are 197th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in D-1. VCU is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Davidson is 295th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 329th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 37th. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 30th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Davidson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Davidson -2
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