Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Virginia Commonwealth Rams travelling to Saint Louis Tuesday to take on the Billikens.
Saint Louis battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 21-5 mark (8-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-11 for the Billikens and 9-10 for the Rams.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Billikens installed as 2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 89 (Billikens) and the No. 33 (Rams) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-78 result in favor of the Rams has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 147-ranked offense, averaging 68.5 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 89 at 62.9 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 192 nationally in scoring at home.
Virginia Commonwealth was an 84-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against George Washington. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. The Rams blew out George Washington on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-57 win at Siegel Center.
In their last action, Saint Louis was a 76-58 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis got 18 points from Cody Ellis en route to a 76-58 victory over Charlotte on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.
Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Xavier are 2-0
After playing George Washington are 2-0
After a win are 9-1
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Butler are 2-1
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Rams at Billikens trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth at Xavier, Saturday, February 23
Saint Louis at Butler, Friday, February 22