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UNC Greensboro Spartans host Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college basketball action

Virginia Commonwealth RamsUNC Greensboro Spartans
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD2-10

The UNC Greensboro Spartans will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Rams at Greensboro Coliseum in NCAAB action.

The Spartans currently sports a 2-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-6 ATS. The Rams are 8-3 and 7-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 4-4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rams have gone 5-5 against the number.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 15-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 330 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 152 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-53 victory for the Rams.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UNC Greensboro has the nation's No. 262-rated offensive output, at 63.8 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 39 allowing on average 59.1 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 37.4% so far, less than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia Commonwealth owns the country's No. 53-rated mark, allowing 62.5 points per game on the highway. UNC Greensboro, on the other hand, rates No. 225 in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 68-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against UAB. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites. Treveon Graham scored 18 points leading the Rams to a 68-49 victory over UAB at Siegel Center on Tuesday.

UNC Greensboro was a 90-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Duke. They covered the 30–point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro was run off the court by the Blue Devils on Monday as Duke routed them 90-63 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Akron are 3-0
After playing UAB are 6-1
After a win are 7-3

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Richmond are 1-2
After playing Duke are 3-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rams at Spartans trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth at Akron, Thursday, December 29
UNC Greensboro at Richmond, Friday, December 30

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