Stephen F. Austin vs. VCU Odds

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SAN DIEGO, CA (TheSpread) – No. 5 VCU is being penciled in as an upset candidate today in the NCAA Tournament when it takes on No. 12 Stephen F. Austin at 7:27PM ET.

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VCU comes into the tournament at 26-8 out of the Atlantic 10 while Stephen F. Austin is 31-2 and champions of the Southland Conference. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, VCU is the favorite, as the Rams have odds of -6.5 points against Stephen F. Austin. The over/under total for the game has been set at 137 points (View Matchup). These two have no recent meetings.

VCU was 17-14-1 against the spread this season while hitting the under 20 times. The Rams won their final six games before losing to St. Joe’s in the A-10 Tournament Championship. VCU is averaging 75 points per game on offense while holding opponents to 64.9 points per contest. The Rams also rank 18th nationally in 3-point defense, holding opponents to 30.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. VCU is led on the season by Treveon Graham, who averages 15.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Stephen F. Austin played in just two lined games, going 1-1 against the spread and splitting the over/under. The Lumberjacks started the season 3-2 and haven’t lost since. They have won their last six games by double digits. SFA comes in ranked 26th in scoring defense, allowing just 62.6 points per game, and they rank 46th nationally in scoring, posting 76.5 points per game. The Lumberjacks also shoot 46.4 percent from the field as a team. The team is led by Jacob Parker, who averages 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

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These two will face off in the second round of the South Region, today at 7:27PM ET on truTV. The game will be held from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA.

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