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Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Western Kentucky HilltoppersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Siegel Center

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


The Virginia Commonwealth Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pay a visit to Siegel Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Hilltoppers will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 7-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Rams are 3-4 ATS. Western Kentucky is 1-5 on the totals; Virginia Commonwealth is 3-4.

View Western Kentucky vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 16.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hilltoppers, who rate No. 43 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-75 victory for the Rams.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Commonwealth's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 74.5 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 105 at 62.4 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 119-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 75-70 loser on the road against Murray State. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Western Kentucky suffered a 75-70 loss against Murray State on Sunday, getting 23 points from Brandon Harris in a losing effort at CFSB Center.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 73-54 winner at home against Alabama. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Rams grabbed a 73-54 win over the Crimson Tide on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Troy Daniels at Siegel Center.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 2-5
After playing Murray State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Longwood are 2-0
After playing Alabama are 2-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Hilltoppers at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next up:
Western Kentucky at Louisville, Saturday, December 22
Virginia Commonwealth home to Longwood, Friday, December 21