Saint Joseph's vs VCU Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/25/24

VCU (17-9) vs Saint Joseph's (17-10)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Stuart Siegel Center)

Betting Odds: VCU -5.5 - Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks will head down to Richmond to meet the VCU Rams in Atlantic 10 play this Sunday from the Siegel Center on CBS Sports. VCU leads the head-to-head series, 11-5, and they enter as 5.5-point home favorites, with the total sitting at 143. Stay tuned for our St. Joseph’s vs VCU Prediction. 

Saint Joseph’s Hawks Preview

St. Joseph’s moved to 17-10 after defeating George Washington in Philly, 79-75. The Hawks held the Revs off down the stretch to prevent a third straight loss, and they’ll attempt to replicate that result here in Richmond. SJU is currently 7th in the A-10 with a 7-7 record in league play, they’re 6-4 over their last ten games, and they’ve posted a 3-7 road record this season.  

St. Joe’s Impact Players

  • Junior guard Erik Reynolds came thru with a team-high 20 points in the win over GWU, and he leads St. Joe’s in scoring (16.6).
  • Freshman guard Xzayvier Brown caught fire with a pair of 27-points versus Loyola and Saint Louis last week, and he’s now up to 12.7 ppg. 
  • Veteran guard Cameron Brown has scored 18 points or more in three of the previous five games, and he’s averaging 11.6 ppg and 4.1 rpg.
  • Philly native Lynn Greer III leads SJU in assists (3.9), while scoring 11.5 ppg, and grabbing 5.0 rpg.
  • Sophomore forward Rasheer Fleming snagged 12 boards in the Duquesne matchup, and he’s first on the team in rebounding (7.2), while scoring 10.9 ppg.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Preview

Virginia Commonwealth comes in at 17-9 after losing to UMass in Amherst, 74-52. The Rams were overpowered in both periods by the Minutemen, and they’ll look to respond swiftly this Sunday against the Hawks. VCU is currently 4th in the Atlantic 10 with a 9-4 record in conference play, they’re 7-3 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 11-5 in Richmond this season. 

VCU’s Impact Players

  • Utah State transfer Max Shulga has hit the 15-point mark in four of the last seven games,  and he leads VCU in scoring (14.8) and assists (3.6), while grabbing 4.8 rpg.  
  • Chesterfield native Joe Bamisile led the way with 27 points in the road win over Saint Louis, and he’s second on the team at 13.2 ppg.  
  • Former USU guard Sean Bairstow has grabbed eight boards or more in three of his last four outings, and he’s averaging 9.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg. 

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Saint Joseph’s vs Virginia Commonwealth Team Stats

  • St. Joe’s is scoring 76.8 points per game, on 44.8% shooting, and allowing 67.4 ppg.
  • The Hawks are averaging 69.6 possessions per game (246th), while shooting 33.3% from deep, and 73.1% from the stripe. 
  • VCU has scored 71.6 points per game, on 44.1% shooting, and they’ve allowed 73.6 ppg.
  • The Rams are averaging 73.5 possessions per game (58th), while shooting 36.0% from the outside, and 78.7% from the line. 

St. Joe’s vs VCU Game Facts

  • SJU is 13-11 against the spread, with a 9-14-1 O/U record
  • VCU is 19-7 ATS, with a 14-11-1 over/under record.

St. Joseph’s vs VCU Prediction

VCU’s matchup with UMass was embarrassingly one-sided, and we see a much more motivated group this Sunday at home. The Rams may have their hands full with the depth on the perimeter for the guard-happy Owls, but that also means we could be in for a defensive-minded contest, and that could alter the scoreboard. I do believe VCU wins this game at the Sieg, but the Under for this Atlantic 10 battle.

Corey’s Pick SJU/VCU To Go UNDER

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