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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Rams over Bruins

Virginia Commonwealth RamsBelmont Bruins
5-2December 01, 2013, 05:00 | Curb Event Center7-1

A key college battle sees the visiting Virginia Commonwealth Rams travelling to Belmont Sunday to take on the Bruins.

Belmont battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 5-2 mark (2-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Bruins and 1-5 for the Rams.

View Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bruins as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 70 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 21 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 79-66 winner at home against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Virginia Commonwealth got 24 points from Treveon Graham en route to a 79-66 victory over Northeastern on Friday at Siegel Center.

Belmont won its last outing, a 102-68 result against Brescia on November 26. The Bruins blew out Brescia on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 102-68 win at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 86.12 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 115 allowing on average 69.57 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 51.74% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.48% per game.

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, December 5th
Belmont at Middle Tennessee, Tuesday, December 3rd