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NCAAB Game Preview - Blue Hens underdogs vs Rams at Delaware

Virginia Commonwealth RamsDelaware Blue Hens
Jan 14, 4:00 PM | Bob Carpenter Center

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds

12-5TEAM RECORD7-8

Delaware will look to improve on its 7-8 record on Saturday when they host Virginia Commonwealth in NCAAB odds action at Bob Carpenter Center.

The Blue Hens currently sports a 7-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-3-1 ATS. The Rams are 12-5 and 9-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Hens produce a 5-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rams have gone 8-8 against the number.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Delaware Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Blue Hens as 8-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Hens sit at No. 182 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rams sit at No. 143 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rams will win this game 75-67.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rams rank No. 220 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Delaware’s No. 42 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Delaware is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Rams rate No. 69 with 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Delaware, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 65-45 winner as they battled James Madison at home. They covered in the match as a 14-point favorite. The Rams blew out James Madison on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 65-45 win at Siegel Center.

Delaware was a 68-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Old Dominion. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Hens endured a 68-66 loss at the hands of the Monarchs on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Kyle Anderson at Bob Carpenter Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing William & Mary are 8-2
After playing James Madison are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing George Mason are 5-5
After playing Old Dominion are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rams at Blue Hens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Virginia Commonwealth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Delaware is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Delaware's last 6 games when playing Virginia Commonwealth
Delaware is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Delaware is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Virginia Commonwealth

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to William & Mary, Thursday, January 19
Delaware at George Mason, Wednesday, January 18

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