VCU vs Saint Joseph's Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: VCU Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's +11.5
The VCU Rams travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 11.5 point favorites.
VCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 62.1 per game. Saint Joseph's has an overall mark of 4-14. They are averaging 70.5 points per contest and giving up 81.3, which is a point differential of -10.8.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 5-13-0 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Key VCU Rams Injuries
01/18/20 G Vince Williams Hand is out indefinitely
01/18/20 G Marcus Evans Concussion is questionable
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/27/19 F Taylor Funk Hand is out indefinitely
Marcus Santos-Silva comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 25.8 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 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 55%. Marcus Evans averages 11.2 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ryan Daly averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Cameron Brown averages 9.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 205th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 238th and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 13.1 per game. The Rams allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 90th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 50th place in Division 1. They force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 201st in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 346th in Division 1 in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -10.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 311th in the nation. They are 85th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 205th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Hawks are 185th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Hawks surrender 81.3 points per contest, which ranks them 343rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 297th in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 341st with 40.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 5th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 160th. They are 162nd in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 192nd. As a unit they are 168th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 148th in D-1. VCU is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Joseph's is 258th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 96, which is ranked 281st. They are 54th in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 325th. As a unit they are 329th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +11.5
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