Rhode Island vs VCU Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/28/24

VCU (18-9) vs Rhode Island (11-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Stuart Siegel Center)

Betting Odds: VCU -12.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Rhode Island Rams vs VCU Rams face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Siegel Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Rhode Island vs VCU prediction.

Rhode Island Continues to Lose

Rhode Island is struggling heading into this game and they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against La Salle, the offense scored only 61 points and they ended up losing by 23 points. Rhode Island on the season is averaging 73.5 points while their defense is giving up 76.66 points per game. The defense is ranked 307th and they are going need the defense to be a whole lot better. Jaden House is averaging 14.9 points while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Rhode Island Betting Prediction

  • Rhode Island has lost each of its last four games against the Atlantic 10 Conference.
  • Each of Rhode Island's last eight road games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 145+ points.
  • Rhode Island has won the first half in three of its last four night games against the Atlantic 10 Conference.

VCU Looks to Build on Last Game

VCU in the last game faced off against Saint Joseph’s and they were able to secure a 73-69 victory. Tobiu Lawal had a strong game putting up 16 points and 10 rebounds. VCU on the season is averaging 71.7 points while their defense is giving up 66.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 249th in the league while the defense is ranked 37th. The defense has been good, but the offense hasn’t been consistent enough, and will need to be better here. Max Schluga has been the top player for VCU averaging 14.7 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from behind the three point line. VCU will meet Richmond after this one.

VCU Betting Prediction

  • VCU has won each of its last five games at Stuart C. Siegel Center.
  • Eight of VCU's last nine games have produced a total of 142 or fewer points.
  • VCU has won the first half in four of its last five night games against Conference opponents.

Rhode Island vs VCU Betting Prediction 

This game is going to come down to the defense and there is a big difference between the two teams. VCU is giving up 66.3 points and they are going to step up in this game. Rhode Island’s defense is giving up 76.6 points and they are going to look awful in this game. VCU  is going to have no issue running up the score, and this game will get out of hand early. Back VCU to cover the spread here. 

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

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