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Virginia Commonwealth Longwood Betting Preview

Longwood LancersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Dec 21, 7:30 PM | Siegel Center

Longwood Lancers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

3-9TEAM RECORD8-3

Siegel Center will host Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Longwood Lancers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Rams sit at 8-3 (4-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lancers are currently 3-9 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Commonwealth is 3-5 OU, and Longwood is 0-0 OU.

View Longwood vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams - Lancers odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Commonwealth is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Longwood is at No. 321. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-53 win for the Rams.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lancers rank No. 130 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 172 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Commonwealth is college basketball's No. 39-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Lancers rate No. 302 with 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Longwood features the nation's No. 349-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.3 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Longwood, they were a 79-61 loser as they battled Seton Hall on the road. Jeylani Dublin scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Lancers to a win (they lost 79-61 to Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Wednesday).

Virginia Commonwealth was a 76-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Virginia Commonwealth cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Western Kentucky out of the gym and running up a 76-44 score at Siegel Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Lancers at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Longwood home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Monday, December 31
Virginia Commonwealth home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Saturday, December 29

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