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Rams visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college basketball clash

Virginia Commonwealth RamsWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Nov 23, 8:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD1-4

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Hilltoppers sit at 1-4 (1-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rams are currently 2-2 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Western Kentucky is 1-4 OU, and Virginia Commonwealth is 2-1 OU.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 321-rated Virginia Commonwealth taking on the No. 181-rated Hilltoppers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 58-53 win for the Rams on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Kentucky has the nation's No. 318-rated offensive output, at 56.6 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 164 allowing on average 65.8 PPG. The Hilltoppers FG% has averaged 33.2% so far, less than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 33.9% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 217-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 320 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 69-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites. Rob Brandenberg scored 18 points leading the Rams to a 69-64 victory over Western Kentucky at Carolina First Center on Sunday.

Western Kentucky was a 69-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers endured a 69-64 loss at the hands of the Rams on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from T.J. Price at Carolina First Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Alabama are 0-1
After playing Western Kentucky are 2-3
After a win are 5-5

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rams at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Commonwealth
Western Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth at Alabama, Sunday, November 27
Western Kentucky home to Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, November 26

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