VCU Rams vs. Rhode Island Rams: January 9, 2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The VCU Rams (6-2) host the Rhode Island Rams (4-5) as 6-point favorites after Nah’Shon Hyland racked up 31 points in the VCU Rams 93-68 victory over Western Carolina. The matchup airs on CBS Sports at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 138.5 points.

Betting Information

VCU vs Rhode Island Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
VCU -6 -110 -110 138.5 -113 -108 -272 215

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Computer picks for VCU vs Rhode Island
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
VCU (-6) Over (138.5) VCU 75 Rhode Island 68

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Total Facts

  • The VCU Rams and their opponents have scored more than 138.5 points in 62.5% of their games this year (five of eight opportunities).
  • Rhode Island has combined with its opponents to score more than 138.5 points in five of nine games (55.6%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined 12.4 more points per game (150.9) than this matchup’s total of 138.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.7 fewer points per game (134.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 138.5 points.
  • The average over/under the VCU Rams have had set in games this year is 1.0 more point than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total for Rhode Island Rams games this year is 7.7 more points than the point total of 138.5 for this outing.

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VCU Betting Information

  • Against the spread, VCU has been strong this season, posting a 6-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 6 points, the VCU Rams have fared well against the spread, putting together a 4-0 record.
  • The VCU Rams have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 2 of 7 contests this season, a rate of 28.6%

Rhode Island Betting Information

  • The Rhode Island Rams have a winning record against the spread, going 5-4 ATS (covering 55.6% of the time).
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Rhode Island Rams have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • The Rhode Island Rams and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 5 of 9 (55.6%).

Head to Head

VCU vs Rhode Island (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/31/2020 Rhode Island -1 141 -118 -105 Regular Season 87-75 URI
1/11/2020 VCU -8.5 140.5 -435 +325 Regular Season 65-56 URI
2/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-42 VCU
1/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-65 URI

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VCU Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the VCU Rams this season is Hyland, who averages 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.
  • Vince Williams leads VCU in rebounding, averaging 5.2 per game, while Adrian Baldwin Jr. leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.9 in each contest.
  • Hyland hits more threes per game than any other member of the VCU Rams, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 2.9 per game.
  • Baldwin is the VCU Rams leader in steals, averaging 2.0 steals per game, while Hason Ward leads them in blocks with 1.8 per contest.

Rhode Island Leaders

  • Fatts Russell racks up 14.7 points and adds 4.2 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Rhode Island Rams’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Antwan Walker’s stat line of 7.4 rebounds, 8.7 points and 1.4 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Rhode Island rebounding leaderboard.
  • Jeremy Sheppard leads the Rhode Island Rams in three-point shooting with an average of 1.5 made threes per game.
  • Russell (2.3 steals per game) and Makhel Mitchell (1.4 blocks per game) lead the Rhode Island Rams in steals and blocks, respectively.
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