Richmond at VCU: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Richmond at VCU: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

VCU Rams (15-4) vs Richmond Spiders (11-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Stuart Siegel Center)

Betting Odds: VCU Rams -3.5 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Richmond Spiders and VCU Rams face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Siegel Center. 

The Richmond Spiders come into this game with an 11-4 record overall and they have won two games in a row. Two games ago against St. Joe’s the defense was strong giving up only 56 points and that was the difference as they came away with a victory. Richmond on the season is averaging 76.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. Richmond is shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Blake Francis has been the best player for Richmond averaging 16.6 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the VCU Rams who sit with a 15-4 record overall and they have won five games in a row. In three of the last four games, VCU has failed to cover the spread. VCU on the season is averaging 73.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 65 points per game. The defense has been strong this season and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way in this game. On offense, VCU is shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line. Nah’Shon Hyland has been the best player for VCU averaging 19.3 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Richmond is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games against A-10. VCU is 4-14 against the spread in their last 18 games against the A-10. VCU is 10-27 against the spread in their last 37 games played on Wednesday. The over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings played between the two teams. 

When these two teams face off the over has been a strong play and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be any different in this game. Look for both teams to run up the score, and for the over to cash with ease. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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