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College Basketball Matchup - Virginia Commonwealth Rams Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Odds Preview

Fairleigh Dickinson KnightsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Dec 29, 4:00 PM | Siegel Center

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Fairleigh Dickinson when they take on the Virginia Commonwealth Rams on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Knights have watched them go 4-6 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 9-3 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 3-5, while the Knights have a 0-0 mark.

View Fairleigh Dickinson vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Rams and the No. 342-rated Knights in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 88-56 win for the Rams on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Commonwealth's No. 53 nationally ranked offense (76.2 points per game) against a Knights defense that sits as the No. 344 at 80.8 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 45.2% from the field, more than the Knights have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.8 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.

Fairleigh Dickinson was a 76-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Vermont. Vermont got 26 points from Luke Apfeld en route to a 76-62 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday at Rothman Center.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 93-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. The battle between the Rams and Lancers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Longwood was handed a 93-56 defeat on Friday at Siegel Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing East Tennessee State are 1-1
After playing Longwood are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Knights at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Fairleigh Dickinson at Longwood, Monday, December 31
Virginia Commonwealth at East Tennessee State, Wednesday, January 2