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VCU vs UMass Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - A-10 Tournament

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VCU vs UMass Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - A-10 Tournament

The No. 5 seed VCU Rams (20-12, 11-7 A-10) square off in the A-10 tournament against the No. 4 seed UMass Minutemen (20-10, 11-7 A-10) on Thursday at Barclays Center, beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

VCU vs. UMass Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: USA
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

VCU vs. UMass Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: UMass win (52.8%)

If you plan to place a wager on VCU-UMass matchup (in which VCU is a 1.5-point favorite and the total is set at 137.5 points), here are a few betting insights and trends for Thursday's game.

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VCU vs. UMass: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • VCU has covered 19 times in 32 chances against the spread this season.
  • UMass has compiled an 18-12-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • VCU covers the spread when it is a 1.5-point favorite or more 59.1% of the time. That's less often than UMass covers as an underdog of 1.5 or more (85.7%).
  • At home, the Rams sport a worse record against the spread (11-8-0) compared to their ATS record on the road (6-3-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Minutemen have a lower winning percentage at home (.562, 9-7-0 record) than on the road (.600, 6-4-0).
  • Against the spread, in conference action, VCU is 11-8-0 this year.
  • UMass' A-10 record against the spread is 10-8-0.

VCU vs. UMass: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • VCU has been the moneyline favorite in 22 games this season and has come away with the win 17 times (77.3%) in those contests.
  • This season, the Rams have come away with a win 16 times in 21 chances when named as a favorite of at least -118 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • UMass has won 57.1% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-3).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of -102 or longer, the Minutemen have a 2-3 record (winning 40% of their games).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies VCU has a 54.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

VCU vs. UMass Head-to-Head Comparison

  • VCU averages 72.3 points per game (222nd in college basketball) while allowing 67.4 per contest (58th in college basketball). It has a +155 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 4.9 points per game.
  • VCU's leading scorer, Max Shulga, is 283rd in college basketball averaging 15.0 points per game.
  • UMass' +222 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.4 points per game) is a result of putting up 78.1 points per game (64th in college basketball) while allowing 70.7 per outing (135th in college basketball).
  • Josh Cohen's 16.0 points per game paces UMass and ranks 195th in the country.
  • The Rams come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.8 boards. They are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game (164th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 32.7 per outing.
  • Toibu Lawal averages 5.9 rebounds per game (ranking 368th in college basketball) to lead the Rams.
  • The Minutemen pull down 38.8 rebounds per game (42nd in college basketball) while conceding 33.9 per outing to opponents. They outrebound opponents by 4.9 boards per game.
  • Matt Cross is 69th in college basketball with 8.3 rebounds per game, leading the Minutemen.
  • VCU averages 97.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (127th in college basketball), and gives up 90.9 points per 100 possessions (117th in college basketball).
  • The Minutemen average 98.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (107th in college basketball), and give up 88.8 points per 100 possessions (67th in college basketball).

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