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Saint Louis Billikens home to Virginia Commonwealth Rams in NCAA Basketball betting action

Virginia Commonwealth RamsSaint Louis Billikens
20-5February 15, 2014, 02:00 | Chaifetz Arena22-2

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Chaifetz Arena Saturday as host Saint Louis looks to handle the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Rams have watched them go 20-5 and 11-12 ATS on the year, while the Billikens are at 22-2 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Billikens are 7-14, while the Rams have a 8-14 mark.

View Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Billikens installed as -4-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Billikens rated this week at No. 18 and the Rams sitting at No. 9.

Virginia Commonwealth won its last outing, a 92-75 result against George Washington on February 12. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Rams got a 25-point performance from Treveon Graham, who added 10 rebounds, as Virginia Commonwealth ran past George Washington 92-75 on Wednesday at Siegel Center.

Saint Louis won its last outing, a 65-63 result against La Salle on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Billikens got a terrific 25-point effort from Jordair Jett as Saint Louis defeated La Salle 65-63 on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 153-ranked offense, averaging 70.92 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 55 at 65.96 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 44.04% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.12% per game.

A few Rams at Billikens trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Saint Louis's last 11 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth at Massachusetts, Friday, February 21st
Saint Louis at George Mason, Wednesday, February 19th