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Virginia Commonwealth Rams Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Cincinnati Bearcats

Virginia Commonwealth looks to cover the Rams-Bearcats pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 5-4 mark when they host Cincinnati in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Virginia Commonwealth Rams betting line as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Cincinnati Bearcats have watched them go 9-2 and 4-5-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Virginia Commonwealth Rams are at 5-4 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Virginia Commonwealth Rams are 2-5, while the Cincinnati Bearcats have a 4-6 mark.

This game puts the Virginia Commonwealth Rams, most recently No. 38 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cincinnati Bearcats, who rate No. 52 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia Commonwealth's No. 159-ranked scoring average of 72.89 PPG, against a Cincinnati Bearcats defense rated No. 11 and allowing 59.09 PPG. The Virginia Commonwealth Rams FG% has averaged 41.14% to date this season, less than the Cincinnati Bearcats shooters have managed so far (46.53% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Farad Cobb scored 20 points leading the Bearcats to a 75-59 victory over Norfolk State at Fifth Third Arena on Tuesday.

Virginia Commonwealth suffered a 77-64 loss against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Justin Tillman in a losing effort at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Iowa State, Tuesday, December 22nd
Virginia Commonwealth at Buffalo, Tuesday, December 22nd