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March Madness - Virginia Commonwealth Rams home to Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in NCAA Basketball betting action

Stephen F. Austin LumberjacksVirginia Commonwealth Rams
31-2March 21, 2014, 07:27 | Viejas Arena26-8

Stephen F. Austin is riding a 28-game SU winning streak into the NCAA Tournament, but they'll be underdogs on Friday as they take on fifth-seeded VCU in South Region betting action.

The spread was 6.5 points in favor of VCU at GTbets.eu while the total was 136.5 over at BetOnline.

VCU is 10-3 ATS in its past 13 games overall and 12-2 ATS past 14 tournament games since 2004.

Odds Shark computer pick - 73.1-70 VCU

Supporters of the Lumberjacks have watched them go 31-2 and 1-1 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 26-8 and 18-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 12-20, while the Lumberjacks have a 1-1 mark.

View Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lumberjacks, who rate No. 88 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Stephen F. Austin was a 68-49 winner at home against Sam Houston State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Stephen F. Austin earned a 68-49 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Thomas Walkup at Leonard E. Merrell Center.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 65-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Rob Brandenberg scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 65-61 to Saint Joseph's at Barclays Center on Sunday).

A few Lumberjacks at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games