VCU Rams vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VCU Rams vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: VCU (+6)
The VCU Rams (19-7) are headed to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Oregon Ducks (20-6) in the NCAA Tournament. Oregon opens this game as 6-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 137.
VCU enters this game with a record of 19-7 for the year. The Rams are shooting 32.9% on shots from downtown (168 of 510) and 76.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.7 points per outing (165th in Division 1) while going 45.1% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.6 times per game and as a team are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, VCU is pulling down 34.2 boards per game and has tallied 347 assists on the year, which is 116th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Rams are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 170th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 302 surrendered so far this year. The Rams defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.5% (590 of 1,457) and they surrender 34.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are conceding 30.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 50th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (65.2).
The VCU Rams faced off with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-65 in their last contest. VCU ended having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (22 of 54) and converted 6 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Rams converted 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 26 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 9 assists for this game while forcing 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of defense, VCU allowed their opponent to shoot 40.3% from the floor on 25 out of 62 shooting. St. Bonaventure earned 12 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. Additionally, St. Bonaventure had 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. St. Bonaventure walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by making 16 of 20 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 19 tries from distance.
Nah'Shon Hyland is a player who came through for the contest. He scored 21 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He played 27 minutes played and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Hyland ended up going 36.4% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Rams was Vince Williams. He snagged 9 rebounds in his 36 min played on the night. He finished the game shooting 36.4% from the field for the matchup by shooting 4-of-11 (12 points). Overall, Williams earned 2 assists.
Oregon has a record of 20-6 for the campaign. The Ducks are committing 15.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 70.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per contest (149th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.4 times per game. Oregon has scored 1,934 pts for the campaign (74.4 per game) and they pull in 33.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Ducks are connecting on 47.2% from the field, which ranks 51st in the country. The Ducks on the defensive end are ranked 94th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 67.4. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the field (181st in the country). The Oregon defense surrenders 33.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (191 of 569) and opponents are converting on 76.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 13.2 assists and 32.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 201st and 54th in college hoops.
In their last game, the Oregon Ducks took a defeat with a final score of 75-64 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Ducks were able to pull down 16 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 23 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Beavers committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 70.6%. When discussing shots from distance, Oregon converted 6 out of their 25 attempts (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Ducks went 23 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. The Ducks permitted the Beavers to knock down 25 of 50 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 52.6% from 3-point land by shooting 10 out of 19 and finished the game at 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning team rebounding, Oregon permitted Oregon State to collect 37 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Chris Duarte ended up being a major contributor for the Ducks in this contest. He buried 5 of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 33.3%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Duarte recorded 14 points in his 39 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Oregon was LJ Figueroa. He came away with no assists in 36 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 4 out of 13 from the floor. Figueroa wrapped this one up going 30.8% from the field while earning 14 points and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon (-6) and under 137 points
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