Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia Commonwealth and Saint Joseph's on Friday, with the host Rams trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This is a conference playoff game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Barclays Center).
Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 18-12 and 12-14-1 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 24-7 and 9-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 13-11, while the Hawks have a 11-14 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rams at No. 39 and the Hawks at No. 64 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-72 result in favor of the Rams.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 169 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 164 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Commonwealth is college basketball's No. 29-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 85 with 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 35 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's won its last outing, a 58-57 result against Xavier on March 14. They earned a push in that game as a 1-point favorite. Saint Joseph's got 14 points from Langston Galloway en route to a 58-57 victory over Xavier on Thursday at Barclays Center.
Virginia Commonwealth was an 84-76 loser in its last match on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Rams endured an 84-76 loss at the hands of the Owls on Sunday, despite a 20-point effort from Juvonte Reddic at Liacouras Center.