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Massachusetts Minutemen Battle vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

Virginia Commonwealth takes to the basketball court against Massachusetts on Thursday, hoping to send the Minutemen to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Mullins Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Massachusetts Minutemen were listed as 11-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Massachusetts Minutemen currently sport a 9-13 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-13-1 ATS. The Virginia Commonwealth Rams are 17-6 and 13-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Massachusetts Minutemen produce a 12-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Virginia Commonwealth Rams have gone 9-10-1 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Massachusetts Minutemen rated this week at No. 252 and the Virginia Commonwealth Rams sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 115-rated offensive output, at 74.73 PPG. The visiting Virginia Commonwealth Rams defense ranks No. 62 allowing on average 67.22 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 42.89% so far, less than the Massachusetts Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia Commonwealth got 16 points from JeQuan Lewis but lost anyway, 72-69, to George Washington on Saturday at Siegel Center.

Massachusetts got 23 points from Donte Clark but lost anyway, 69-53, to Richmond on Saturday at Robins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games
  • Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Massachusetts is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Massachusetts is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
  • Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Commonwealth home to Saint Louis, Saturday, February 13th
Massachusetts at Duquesne, Sunday, February 14th