Syracuse at VCU - 11/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Syracuse at VCU - 11/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

VCU Rams (2-2) vs Syracuse Orange (2-1)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)

Betting Odds: VCU Rams +7 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Syracuse Orangemen will put the VCU Rams to the test in this college football matchup scheduled for Wednesday. 

The Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament will begin on Wednesday with this opening round matchup. In addition to Syracuse and VCU, the other teams included in this tournament are Baylor, Arizona State, Auburn, UConn, Michigan State and Loyola.

After going 18-10 last season, the Syracuse Orange proceeded to defeat San Diego State and West Virginia in the tournament before falling to the Houston Cougars in the Sweet 16. They just don’t play the same in March as they do in the early months of the season. 

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Syracuse is 2-1 on the season and will look to bounce back after allowing 100 points to Colgate last time out. The double overtime loss was the first time the Colgate team beat Cuse in decades. 

Buddy Boeheim Continues to lead this Orange team with 20 points per game. Joseph Girard is right behind with 19 points per game. The Orange Average 85.7 points per contest. 

VCU is averaging just 50 points per game and the offense ranks 236th in terms of efficiency. The VCU Rams are knocking down 44.5% of their field goal attempts, which ranks 271st in the nation.

In their loss to Chattennoga in their last time out, Vince Williams had 21 for the rams. The VCU Rams are led in scoring by Williams who is averaging 12.3 points per game. There is no other double figure scorer for this team.

The under is 5-1 in Orange last 6 Wednesday games and is also 4-0 in Rams last 4 Wednesday games.

The Orange are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games they are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

 No opponent has scored more than 54 points this season against VCU and the unit has held opponents to 36% from the field, good for fifth in the nation. Syracuse, however, is a high powered offense with 4 players in double figure scoring averages. I look for them to have their way with this VCU team who is pledged by injury.

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Clayton’s Pick Orange -7

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