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NCAAB Game Preview - Hilltoppers underdogs vs Rams at Virginia Commonwealth

Western Kentucky HilltoppersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Nov 20, 12:00 PM | Carolina First Center

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


Carolina First Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Virginia Commonwealth Rams and the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college hoops action on Sunday.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Carolina First Center.

The Hilltoppers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Rams are 0-2 ATS. Western Kentucky is 0-4 on the totals; Virginia Commonwealth is 1-1.

View Western Kentucky vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Rams as 9.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 192-ranked Rams and the No. 179-rated Hilltoppers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 54-51 win for the Rams on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hilltoppers rank No. 143 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.5 per game. That compares with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 273 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Commonwealth is college basketball's No. 93-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Hilltoppers rate No. 215 with 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 247-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. Virginia Commonwealth, on the other hand, rates No. 292 in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 76-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers got 15 points from Kevin Kaspar, but it was LSU that prevailed in a 76-57 final on Friday at Carolina First Center.

Virginia Commonwealth lost its last outing, a 73-60 result against Georgia Tech on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Virginia Commonwealth suffered a 73-60 loss against Georgia Tech on Friday, getting 17 points from Bradford Burgess in a losing effort at Carolina First Center.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-3
After playing LSU are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Western Kentucky are 1-2
After playing Georgia Tech are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hilltoppers at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Virginia Commonwealth, Wednesday, November 23
Virginia Commonwealth at Western Kentucky, Wednesday, November 23