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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs VCU Rams

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks taking on the VCU Rams Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The VCU Rams betting line opened as -19-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs VCU Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 3-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the VCU Rams are 3-6-1 ATS. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 2-3 on betting the total; VCU Rams are 7-3.

The Rams - Warhawks odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. VCU is rated No. 87 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana-Monroe is at No. 227.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up VCU's No. 185 nationally ranked offense (72.27 points per game) against a Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks defense that sits as the No. 128 at 70.27 PPG. The VCU Rams have been averaging 47.52% from the field, more than the Warhawks have managed so far this season (43.31% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sam McDaniel scored 21 points and added 21 rebounds for a double-double, leading Louisiana-Monroe over Coppin State, 65-53, on Tuesday at Physical Education Complex.

The Rams got 20 points from JeQuan Lewis as VCU ran past Middle Tennessee 80-77 on Saturday at Siegel Center.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana-Monroe is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Louisiana-Monroe is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • VCU is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • VCU is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of VCU's last 7 games
  • VCU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Monroe home to Grambling State, Wednesday, December 28th
VCU at Howard, Tuesday, December 27th