VCU vs. Saint Louis Friday Prediction
With no top-25 games on Friday’s college hoops schedule, the A-10 matchup between VCU and Saint Louis at 9:00 p.m. ET is arguably the most intriguing battle on tonight’s schedule. With the Rams laying 2 points on the road and the total sitting at 133, what’s the best bet for bettors?
837 VCU Rams (-2) at 874 Saint Louis Billikens (+2); o/u 133
9:00 p.m. ET, February 21, 2020
Chaifetz Arena, Saint Louis, MO
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 51% of betting tickets at online sportsbooks are currently on VCU to cover against SLU.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Rams are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when favored but are only 1-4 at the window in their last five games overall.
Saint Louis Billikens
The Billikens are 39-19 against the spread in their last 58 games when they’re the underdog and have covered in four of their last five games as a home dog.
College Basketball Prediction
With the way that SLU collapsed earlier this week in a second-half dud at UMass, I’m hesitate to take the home dog tonight. Plus, the road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between the two teams, yet VCU is just 4-11 against the number in its last 15 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. Thus, I like the total more tonight. The over is 3-0-1 in the Rams’ last four games as a favorite, is 13-6 in their last 19 games when facing an opponent with a win percentage above .600 and is 5-2 in their last seven road games when facing a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the over has cashed in 13 of the SLU’s last 17 home games and is 17-7 in their last 24 games as a home dog.
Friday College Basketball Prediction: VCU/Saint Louis OVER 133