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NCAA hoops odds preview - Western Kentucky vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Western Kentucky HilltoppersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Nov 20, 12:00 PM | Carolina First Center

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

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Western Kentucky pays a visit to Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday, hoping to send the Rams to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Carolina First Center.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Carolina First Center.

The Rams are 1-2 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Hilltoppers, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 0-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia Commonwealth go 1-1 and the Hilltoppers go 0-4 on the totals.

View Western Kentucky vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Virginia Commonwealth in this one will find them as 9.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rams at No. 192 and the Hilltoppers at No. 179 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 54-51 result in favor of the Rams.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Commonwealth's No. 298-ranked offense, averaging 59 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 154 at 65.5 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 32.8% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 30.8% per game.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 76-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers got 15 points from Kevin Kaspar, but it was LSU that prevailed in a 76-57 final on Friday at Carolina First Center.

Virginia Commonwealth lost its last outing, a 73-60 result against Georgia Tech on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Virginia Commonwealth suffered a 73-60 loss against Georgia Tech on Friday, getting 17 points from Bradford Burgess in a losing effort at Carolina First Center.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-3
After playing LSU are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Western Kentucky are 1-2
After playing Georgia Tech are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hilltoppers at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Virginia Commonwealth, Wednesday, November 23
Virginia Commonwealth at Western Kentucky, Wednesday, November 23

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