Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hawks versus the Rams? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA. The over/under for this game is set at 141 points, and VCU is favored by -5.5 vs. Saint Joseph’s in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.

SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS VS VCU RAMS BETTING PICK

The Pick: VCU Rams -5.5

This game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center at 4:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE VCU RAMS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will VCU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Hawks Offense Score Enough on the Road?

As the underdog, Saint Joseph’s has a record of 2-6 this season. They come into the game with an overall record of 17-10, including a 7-7 mark in Atlantic 10 play. On the road, the Hawks have gone 4-7 this season, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home.

For the year, Saint Joseph’s has been the underdog in eight of their 27 games. They have gone 15-4 when favored, and their average scoring margin at home is +11.0 compared to -2.5 on the road. In their last game, the Hawks defeated George Washington by a score of 79-75.

As the underdog this season, Saint Joseph’s has gone just 3-5 vs. the spread. On the road, the Hawks are 5-6 ATS this year and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games vs. the spread away from home.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Joseph’s games is 14-12-1. Today’s over/under line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and their average scoring total in those games is 132 points.

The Saint Joseph’s offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. George Washington. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.2% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 188th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 71st in percentage and 9th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 155th in the country at 71.3 points per contest. Saint Joseph’s’ three-point defense is currently 251st in the country at 9.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Saint Joseph’s.

Can VCU Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

VCU enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 26 games this season. They have gone 14-4 in those games, compared to 3-5 as the underdog.

At home, the Rams have been even better, going 12-6 this season. They have won four straight games at home and have gone 8-2 in their last 10.

When looking at VCU’s ATS record this season, they are currently 16-10. At home, their ATS mark is 11-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rams have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. At home, they have an ATS record of 7-3 over their last 10 games.

VCU’s over/under record for the season is 11-15, and the average scoring total in their games is 137.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 141 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (140.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

Most recently, the VCU offense finished with just 52 points vs. Massachusetts. For the game, they hit 8/25 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 30.4%. The VCU offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

The Rams’ defense is presently ranked 40th nationally, allowing an average of 66.2 points per contest. VCU’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.1% of their shots vs. VCU.