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Hoyas vs VCU Rams Betting Preview

If injured Chris Wright is ready to go Friday, Georgetown's chances of wining here against VCU improve greatly.

The crafty guard brings stability to the Hoya attack, which could be disrupted by the Virginia Commonwealth pressure defense. VCU got here as the 11 seed in the Southwest by crushing USC in a First Four play in game.

The Rams have edges in several key areas, yet they remain 5-point underdogs to the Hoyas.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hoyas, most recently No. 40 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 192 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-73 victory for the Hoyas.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 141 at 66.8 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 59-46 winner in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth got 16 points from Jamie Skeen en route to a 59-46 victory over USC on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

Last time out for Georgetown, they were a 79-62 loser as they battled Connecticut. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rams at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown's last 5 games
Georgetown is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Georgetown is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games