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VCU Rams Host the UMass Minutemen in NCAA College Basketball Action

College hoops betting interest focuses on the UMass Minutemen vs VCU Rams battle Saturday at Siegel Center as the Rams look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the VCU Rams as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

UMass Minutemen vs VCU Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UMass Minutemen will look to cover the spread vs the VCU Rams on Saturday, as the Minutemen are 7-4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rams are 5-8-1 ATS. UMass is 5-7 against the total, while VCU is 9-4 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 56-ranked VCU Rams and the No. 69-rated UMass Minutemen in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up VCU's No. 130 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a UMass Minutemen defense that sits as the No. 112 at 69.67 PPG. The VCU Rams have been averaging 48.19% from the field, more than the Minutemen have managed so far this season (44.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rashaan Holloway scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Minutemen to a win (they lost 86-81 to George Mason at Patriot Center on Wednesday).

The Rams got 23 points from Samir Doughty as VCU ran past Duquesne 94-87 on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • UMass is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • UMass is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing VCU
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UMass's last 6 games when playing VCU
  • VCU is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • VCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • VCU is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • VCU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UMass

Next Betting Matchups

UMass home to Dayton, Wednesday, January 11th
VCU at George Washington, Wednesday, January 11th