Davidson Wildcats vs VCU Rams Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Davidson (+5)
The VCU Rams (8-2) play the Davidson Wildcats (5-4) at Stuart C. Siegel Center on Saturday. The odds on this contest have VCU as 5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 135.5.
Davidson heads into this contest with a record of 5-4 this season. They cough up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.3 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Davidson is pulling in 35.3 boards per contest and has 124 assists for the season, which ranks 88th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Wildcats are connecting on 36.3% on three-point attempts (85 of 234) and 70.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.4 pts per contest (186th in college hoops) while connecting on 46.6% from the floor. On defense, the Wildcats are able to force 9.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.6% on shots from distance and they rank 104th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (66.4). The Wildcats defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (216 of 483) and they concede 28.6 boards per contest as a group. They are 180th in the country in giving up assists with 95 relinquished for the season.
The Davidson Wildcats faced the Richmond Spiders and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-74 in their last contest. Davidson ended the contest having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (29 out of 61) and made 7 out of their 25 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 9 of 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 32 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 12 assists for the contest as well as getting 6 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to the defense, Davidson allowed 47.5% from the floor on 29 of 61 shooting. Richmond doled out 15 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Spiders collected 21 rebounds (1 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Richmond ended up shooting 83.3% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 12 attempts. They also buried 8 of their 16 attempts from 3-point land.
Hyunjung Lee is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He accumulated 17 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 28 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. Lee finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Wildcats was Luka Brajkovic. He had 14 rebounds and also accumulated 4 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field for the game by shooting 5-of-10 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Brajkovic played 34 minutes.
VCU has a record of 8-2 for the season. VCU has accumulated 777 pts on the season (77.7 per game) and they snag 34.4 rebounds per game. The Rams are committing 19.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Rams are connecting on 47.8% from the field, which is ranked 91st in the country. They are earning an assist 14.6 times per contest (123rd in the nation) and they turn it over 15.0 times per contest. The Rams defensively are ranked 74th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 64.6. The VCU defense allows 28.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (59 of 206) and their opposition knocks down 68.1% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.9 assists and 34.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 116th and 129th in D-1. They are able to force 18.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (73rd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the VCU Rams took home the win by a final score of 80-64 against the Saint Joseph's Hawks. The Rams were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the matchup. They also blocked 4 shots while getting 13 steals in this game. The Hawks were called for 21 personal fouls in the game which took the Rams to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to make 20 of them for a clip of 64.5%. When talking about shooting from downtown, VCU made 8 out of 19 tries (42.1%). Overall, the Rams finished shooting 26 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.4%. The Rams permitted the Hawks to make 19 of their 50 tries from the floor which had them at 38.0% in the matchup. They shot 29.2% from distance by hitting 7 of 24 and finished the game at 19 out of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). With respect to team rebounding, VCU allowed Saint Joseph's to pull down 31 overall (8 offensive).
Vince Williams ended up being important for the Rams in the matchup. He converted 6 of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which got him 17 points. Williams grabbed 7 boards in his 31 mins and earned 3 assists for this contest. Someone else that played a role for VCU was Adrian Baldwin. He notched 12 points in 26 minutes on the court by going 4 of 7 from the floor for this contest. Baldwin wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson (+5)
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