VCU vs. Davidson A-10 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 1 seed VCU Rams (24-7, 15-3 A-10) are favored by seven points in the A-10 Tournament over the No. 8 seed Davidson Wildcats (16-15, 8-10 A-10). The teams will hit the court Thursday at 11:30 AM live on USA, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has a point total of 133.5.
VCU vs. Davidson Odds
- VCU odds to win: -331
- Davidson odds to win: +262
- Spread: VCU (-7)
- Total: 133.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 11:30 AM ET
- TV: USA
- Where: Brooklyn, New York
- Venue: Barclays Center
Who Will Win VCU vs. Davidson?
VCU and Davidson Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
VCU is 7-8 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
When it has played as at least a 7-point underdog this season, Davidson is 2-0 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 7.9 more points per game, 141.4, than this matchup’s over/under of 133.5 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.9 fewer points per game (131.6) than this game’s total of 133.5 points.
VCU’s average total in outings this season has been 133.9, 0.4 points higher than the total in this particular game.
The average over/under in Wildcats games this season is 5.5 more points than the point total of 133.5 in this outing.
The Rams are 16-15-0 against the spread this season.
The Wildcats have a 16-14-0 record against the spread this season.
VCU Stats & Insights
VCU is outscoring opponents by 8.0 points per game with a +248 scoring differential overall. It puts up 71.0 points per game (190th in college basketball) and gives up 63.0 per contest (25th in college basketball).
The 30.5 rebounds per game VCU averages rank 258th in the country. Its opponents collect 30.1 per outing.
The Rams hit 5.8 three-pointers per game (323rd in college basketball) at a 33.6% rate (214th in college basketball), compared to the 6.1 their opponents make while shooting 32.7% from beyond the arc.
VCU ranks 200th in college basketball by averaging 93.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is ninth in college basketball, allowing 82.6 points per 100 possessions.
The Rams are averaging 73.0 points per game at home. Away from home, they are averaging 68.7 points per contest.
Davidson Stats & Insights
Davidson outscores opponents by 1.8 points per game (posting 70.4 points per game, 204th in college basketball, and conceding 68.6 per contest, 133rd in college basketball) and has a +57 scoring differential.
Davidson loses the rebound battle by an average of 2.7 boards. It pulls down 29.8 rebounds per game (286th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.5.
Davidson makes 6.9 three-pointers per game (234th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.7. It shoots 32.7% from deep, and its opponents shoot 32.1%.
Davidson’s 95.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 132nd in college basketball, and the 93.1 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 227th in college basketball.
The Wildcats are putting up more points at home (71.4 per game) than on the road (70.9).
VCU Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Rams is Adrian Baldwin Jr., who scores 12.6 points and distributes 5.8 assists per game.
Jalen DeLoach is VCU’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 7.1 boards in each contest while scoring 10.0 points per game.
David Shriver makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rams, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.7 per contest.
The VCU steals leader is Baldwin, who averages 2.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is DeLoach, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.
Davidson Key Players to Watch
Foster Loyer collects 16.5 points and tacks on 4.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Wildcats’ leaderboards in those statistics.
Sam Mennenga is at the top of the Davidson rebounding leaderboard with 6.6 rebounds per game. He also notches 15.4 points and adds 1.4 assists per game.
Loyer averages 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wildcats.
Loyer (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for Davidson while David Skogman (0.4 blocks per game) is the block leader.
VCU vs. Davidson Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
VCU 72, Davidson 64
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