Virginia Commonwealth looks to make it three wins in a row when a Saint Louis team seeking its first road win of the season comes to town. The college basketball betting lines have the host Rams as the favorite.
VCU has won each of the last three meetings against Saint Louis, with the last two games going over the total.
The college basketball spread has VCU listed as the 8-point favorite, the largest line in the series since 2019.
VCU came into the season second only to Dayton in the odds of winning the Atlantic 10 title. The Rams are currently tied for sixth in the A-10 standings. Saint Louis was sixth at +1000 in the Atlantic-10 title odds when the season began.
Keep on reading for more about the matchup between Saint Louis and VCU.
Saint Louis vs VCU Game Information
- Game: Saint Louis 8-9 (1-3 Atlantic 10) vs VCU 10-7 (2-2)
- Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. ET
- Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, VA
- Saint Louis vs VCU Live Stream: TBS.com
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Seven of VCU’s 10 wins have come at home while Saint Louis joins UMass as the only Atlantic 10 team yet to win on the road.
The Billikens are just 3-8 this season when listed as the underdog.
When making NCAA basketball predictions keep in mind that VCU is priced at-375 to win the game outright compared to +290 odds for Saint Louis.
Saint Louis vs VCU Odds and Spreads
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Saint Louis vs VCU Betting Trends
- VCU is 4-6-1 against the college basketball spread as a home favorite this season.
- The total has gone under in five of the last seven games that VCU played in January.
- The Rams are 8-4 this season as the favorite.
- The total has landed under in 11 of the last 16 meetings between Saint Louis and VCU.
- The total has gone over in six of VCU’s last nine games.
- Saint Louis has covered in just two of its five games as the road underdog.
- The total has gone over in four of Saint Louis’ last five games against Atlantic-10 teams.
- Just five of VCU’s 11 games as the home favorite went over the total.
Saint Louis vs VCU ATS Pick: VCU (-8)
Both of these teams look much different than when the season began.
Georgetown transfer Bradley Ezewiro has played in the last six games to give the Billikens another double-digit scorer while junior Sincere Parker recently returned to action after missing two months for Saint Louis
For VCU, Sean Bairstow and Joe Bamisile made their season debuts in mid-December. Both are scoring more than 10 points per game. They team with Max Shulga and Zeb Jackson to give VCU four double-digit scorers.
🇺🇦 Max Shulga led all VCU scorers and knocked down clutch free throws in a 54-50 win at George Mason
13 PTS • 3-7 FG • 5-6 FT • 7 REB • 3 AST • 2 STL • 1 BLK https://t.co/mcPsrEcPdE
— CBB Europe (@CBB_Europe) January 10, 2024
The 0-5 road record is a little concerning for Saint Louis. However, the Billikens did throw a scare into nationally ranked Dayton the last time out.
When it comes to the NCAAB picks today, look for VCU to take care of business at home.
Saint Louis vs VCU Over/Under Pick: Over 147½
Neither of these teams are exactly defensive juggernauts. VCU ranks 99th in the Pomeroy college basketball rankings in defensive efficiency with Saint Louis coming in at No. 301.
The Billikens allow 76 points per game and that has played a role in the losing record for Saint Louis.
Each of the last two games between Saint Louis and VCU went over the total, including a matchup in the 2023 Atlantic 10 tournament.
It is a tricky game to project when it comes to the total. In the last three games in the series, all won by VCU, the average score was 81-70. That is enough for us to lean with this game to land over the total.
Saint Louis vs VCU Prediction
Questions Of The Day
Will Max Shulga score at least 10 points in this game?
VCU top scorer Max Shulga hasn’t shot the ball well in the last two games but he still had 13 points each time and he could hit double digits once again.
Will Gibson Jimerson shoot at least 50% from the field against VCU?
Jimerson had made at least half of his shots in two of the last three games for Saint Louis. However, he was just 4-for-14 in two games against VCU last season.