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Belmont Bruins visit Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college basketball clash

Belmont BruinsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Siegel Center

Belmont Bruins vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


Virginia Commonwealth will look to improve on its 4-3 record on Saturday when they host Belmont in NCAA basketball odds action at Siegel Center.

The Rams bring a 4-3 record (1-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-1 Bruins, who are 1-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Commonwealth go 1-3 so far and the Bruins go 1-1.

View Belmont vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rams installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rams at No. 1 and the Bruins at No. 47 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-82 result in favor of the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Commonwealth's No. 94 nationally ranked offense (73.4 points per game) against a Bruins defense that sits as the No. 96 at 62 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 44.2% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (47.5% on average).

Defensively, Belmont features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Belmont was a 70-67 winner in its last match on the road against Oral Roberts. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Blake Jenkins scored 22 points leading the Bruins to a 70-67 victory over Oral Roberts at Sullivan Arena on Saturday.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 92-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stetson. Virginia Commonwealth cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Stetson out of the gym and running up a 92-56 score at Siegel Center.

Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Lipscomb are 9-1
After playing Oral Roberts are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3
Before playing Old Dominion are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Bruins at Rams trends to consider:
Belmont is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Belmont is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Belmont home to Lipscomb, Tuesday, December 4
Virginia Commonwealth at Old Dominion, Friday, December 7