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Saint Joseph's Hawks vs VCU Rams College Basketball Betting Preview

VCU looks to cover the Rams-Hawks pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 20-5 mark when they host Saint Joseph's in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The VCU Rams betting line opened as -15.5-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.

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs VCU Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the VCU Rams are 20-5 overall and 10-12-2 ATS, while the Saint Joseph's Hawks are 10-14 and 9-13-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, VCU boasts a 13-10 on the OU, and Saint Joseph's is 12-11.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the VCU Rams rated this week at No. 24 and the Saint Joseph's Hawks sitting at No. 215.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits VCU's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 75.04 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 155 at 72.88 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 47.23% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.82% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saint Joseph's suffered a 87-76 loss against UMass on Saturday, getting 15 points from Charles Brown, Jr. in a losing effort at Hagan Arena.

The Rams grabbed a 74-60 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, behind a 27-point effort from JeQuan Lewis at Siegel Center.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's's last 5 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • VCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • VCU is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • VCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of VCU's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Joseph's at La Salle, Saturday, February 18th
VCU at Richmond, Friday, February 17th