(The Spread) – The second and final day of the March Madness First Four will be played on Wednesday night, including a matchup of No. 11 seeds VCU and USC.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made USC a 4.5-point favorite over VCU tonight at 9:00PM in Dayton. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 127.5 points.
The Rams are 4-0 against the spread in their last four NCAA Tournament games as an underdog and 4-0 ATS in their last four NCAA tournament games overall. They’re also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog, although they’re just 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. (And 1-4 ATS in their lat five games versus a team with a winning record.)
For the Trojans, they’re 3-1-2 against the number in their lat six games following a straight up loss and 6-2 ATS in their last eight non-conference games according. They’re also 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and 39-17-4 ATS in their last 60 games following an ATS loss according to latest college basketball trends.
The under might be something to keep an eye on for tonight’s game. The under is 6-1 in the Trojans’ last seven games overall and 6-0 in the Rams’ last six games following a straight up loss. The under is 12-3-1 in the Trojans’ last 16 Wednesday games and 6-2 in the Rams’ last seven overall.
Tipoff for tonight’s First Four game is set for 9:00PM ET.