VCU at Wake Forest - 3/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (24-9) vs VCU Rams (22-9)
Game Info: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The VCU Rams will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the second round of the NIT on Saturday.
The VCU Rams are 22-9 (14-4) this season and have won 9 of their last 11 games. VCU is coming off of a win against Princeton by a score of 90-79 in the first round of the NIT. VCU shot 58.1% from the field and 50% on three pointers in the win. Adrian Baldwin Jr. led the Rams with 23 points and 5 assists in the game. VCU is averaging 66.1 points per game and is giving up 61.8 points per game against, while also averaging 32.5 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Vince Williams Jr. is averaging 13.6 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game, while Adrian Baldwin Jr. is averaging 11.7 points per game and 5.6 assists per game for the Rams. VCU is shooting 45.9% on field goals, 69.4% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 24-9 (13-7) this season and have won three of their last four games. Wake Forest defeated Towson by a score of 74-64 in the first round of the NIT. Wake Forest shot 49% from the field and was +8 in rebounding margin in the win. Dallas Walton led the Demon Deacons with 17 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Wake Forest is averaging 79.5 points per game and is giving up 70 points per game against, while also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Alondes Williams is averaging 18.8 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Jake LaRavia is averaging 14.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is shooting 48.8% on field goals, 73.3% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers.
VCU is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The over is 8-3-1 in VCU’s last 12 games. Wake Forest is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games. The over is 6-1 in Wake Forest’s last 7 games.
VCU has had a lot of success in their last 11 games and will come into this game with momentum after scoring 90 points. Wake Forest had a solid season and has been very good on the offensive end. This should be a high scoring game and I truly think either team could win. I am taking the over.
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