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Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college hoops odds

Virginia Commonwealth RamsSaint Joseph's Hawks
19-4February 08, 2014, 08:00 | Hagan Arena15-7

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Saint Joseph's vs Virginia Commonwealth battle Saturday at Hagan Arena as the Hawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Hawks sport a record of 15-7 and 9-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rams have 19-4 and 10-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-11 for the Hawks and 7-13 for the Rams.

View Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Rams were listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 119-rated Hawks and the No. 8-ranked Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 68-52 winner as they battled Rhode Island at home. They covered in the match as a 15-point favorite. Virginia Commonwealth got 14 points from Juvonte Reddic en route to a 68-52 victory over Rhode Island on Thursday at Siegel Center.

Saint Joseph's lost its last outing, a 65-49 result against Saint Louis on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Ronald Roberts, Jr. scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 65-49 to Saint Louis at Hagan Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Joseph's's No. 149 nationally ranked offense (71.18 points per game) against a Rams defense that sits as the No. 51 at 65.43 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 46.36% from the field, more than the Rams have managed so far this season (41.91% on average).

A few Rams at Hawks trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's's last 5 games
Saint Joseph's is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to George Washington, Wednesday, February 12th
Saint Joseph's at La Salle, Saturday, February 15th