VCU vs. Saint Louis A-10 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023
The No. 1 seed VCU Rams (25-7, 15-3 A-10) are favored by 3.5 points in their A-10 Tournament matchup against the No. 4 seed Saint Louis Billikens (21-11, 12-6 A-10) on Saturday at Barclays Center, tipping off at 1:00 PM on CBS Sports Network. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is 140.5 in the matchup.
VCU vs. Saint Louis Odds
- VCU odds to win: -171
- Saint Louis odds to win: +145
- Spread: VCU (-3.5)
- Total: 140.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Brooklyn, New York
- Venue: Barclays Center
Who Will Win VCU vs. Saint Louis?
VCU and Saint Louis Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
VCU is 13-12 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
Saint Louis is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
These two teams average 146.5 points per game combined, 6.0 more than the over/under of 140.5.
VCU and Saint Louis have seen their opponents average a combined 7.2 fewer points per game than the over/under of 140.5 set for this matchup.
VCU’s average point total in outings this year is 133.6, 6.9 points below the over/under in this game.
The average point total for the Billikens this season is 5.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Rams have gone 17-15-0 ATS this season.
The Billikens have a 14-17-0 record against the spread this year.
VCU Stats & Insights
VCU outscores opponents by 8.3 points per game (scoring 71 per game to rank 191st in college basketball while giving up 62.7 per outing to rank 22nd in college basketball) and has a +266 scoring differential overall.
The 30.4 rebounds per game VCU averages rank 262nd in the nation. Its opponents collect 30.1 per contest.
The Rams make 5.9 three-pointers per game (319th in college basketball) at a 33.9% rate (196th in college basketball), compared to the 6 their opponents make while shooting 32.5% from beyond the arc.
VCU records 93.4 points per 100 possessions (193rd in college basketball), while giving up 82.5 points per 100 possessions (eighth in college basketball).
Offensively, the Rams have played better in home games this year, putting up 73 points per game, compared to 68.7 per game on the road.
Saint Louis Stats & Insights
Saint Louis’ +157 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 4.9 points per game) is a result of putting up 75.5 points per game (87th in college basketball) while allowing 70.6 per outing (193rd in college basketball).
Saint Louis ranks 23rd in the nation at 35.4 rebounds per game. That’s five more than the 30.4 its opponents average.
Saint Louis knocks down 6.9 three-pointers per game (230th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.7 on average.
Saint Louis puts up 97 points per 100 possessions (94th in college basketball), while allowing 90.7 points per 100 possessions (153rd in college basketball).
The Billikens score 78.2 points per game at home, and 71.2 on the road.
VCU Key Players to Watch
Adrian Baldwin Jr. leads the Rams in points and assists per game, scoring 12.6 points and distributing 5.8 assists.
Jalen DeLoach is VCU’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of seven boards in each contest while scoring 9.9 points per game.
David Shriver leads the Rams in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Baldwin and DeLoach lead VCU on the defensive end, with Baldwin leading the team in steals averaging 2.4 per game and DeLoach in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.
Saint Louis Key Players to Watch
Gibson Jimerson is the top scorer for the Billikens with 14.3 points per game. He also tacks on 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game to his stats.
Saint Louis’ leader in rebounds is Francis Okoro with 8.7 per game, and its leader in assists is Yuri Collins with 10.1 per game.
Jimerson makes 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Billikens.
Collins (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Saint Louis while Okoro (1.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.
VCU vs. Saint Louis Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
VCU 72, Saint Louis 68
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