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Saint Louis Billikens Home to Virginia Commonwealth Rams in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Chaifetz Arena Sunday as the Saint Louis Billikens look to beat the odds vs the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Saint Louis Billikens were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams have watched them go 10-5 and 7-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Saint Louis Billikens are at 6-8 and 3-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Saint Louis Billikens are 3-8, while the Virginia Commonwealth Rams have a 5-7 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Saint Louis Billikens rated this week at No. 302 and the Virginia Commonwealth Rams sitting at No. 55.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Louis's No. 245-ranked scoring average of 64.07 PPG, against a Virginia Commonwealth Rams defense rated No. 53 and allowing 65.93 PPG. The Saint Louis Billikens FG% has averaged 42.94% to date this season, more than the Virginia Commonwealth Rams shooters have managed so far (42.56% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Melvin Johnson scored 25 points leading the Rams to a 85-82 victory over Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Tuesday.

Saint Louis got 20 points from Mike Crawford en route to a 65-62 victory over George Washington on Wednesday at Chaifetz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games when playing Saint Louis
  • Saint Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Saint Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Saint Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 5 games when playing Virginia Commonwealth

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Commonwealth home to Fordham, Wednesday, January 13th
Saint Louis at Duquesne, Wednesday, January 13th

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