VCU vs. St. Mary's Prediction
Will St. Mary's cover the spread as a small favorite tonight against VCU in the opening-round of the tournament tonight at 7:20PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Gaels are now 4.5-point favorites versus the Rams after opening as a 4-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 129 and has jumped a full point to 130.
VCU won seven of its last 10 games to finish with a 26-8 record. The Rams had far less success at the betting window than they did on the hardwood, covering just four times in their last 10 games and going 12-17 against the number on the year.
St. Mary's has won eight of its last 10 games and finished the regular season with a 28-4 record overall. The Gaels were also solid at the betting window, going 6-3-1 against the spread over their last 10 games and finishing 16-11 against the number on the season.
OUR PREDICTION: The Rams are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games and are winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four games as an underdog. The Gaels are also 4-0 at the betting window in their last four neutral site games as a favorite, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games overall and are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games.
MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: ST. MARY'S GAELS -4.5