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Purdue vs VCU Betting Matchup

The Purdue Boilermakers face No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday with a Sweet 16 berth on the line.

The Rams come off successive upets of USC and Georgetown while Purdue smacked St. Peter's.

VCU's Jamie Skeen and Purdue's JaJuan Johnson will engage in a heated batte in the paint as the Rams try to win (and cover a 9.5 point spread for their backers). Bovada had the best Purdue line at -9 as of Sunday morning.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Boilermakers sit at No. 16 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rams sit at No. 192 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Boilermakers will win this game 79-72.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Purdue's No. 134-rated squad against Virginia Commonwealth's No. 295-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Purdue rates No. 102 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 nationally with 8.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia Commonwealth owns the country's No. 81-rated mark, allowing 67.3 points per game on the highway. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 121 in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth won its last outing, a 74-56 result against Georgetown on March 18. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Brandon Rozzell went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Virginia Commonwealth over Georgetown, 74-56, on Friday at United Center.

Purdue won its last outing, a 65-43 result against Saint Peter's on March 18. They covered in that game as a 15-point favorite.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Rams at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Purdue is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games