LSU Tigers vs. VCU Rams Betting Prediction 11/13/19

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The 23rd-ranked LSU Tigers (1-0) and their great offense travel to VCU to take on the Rams (2-0) and their superb defense. Action begins at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN2.

LSU Tigers at VCU Rams ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Rams edged the North Texas Mean Green 59-56, while the Tigers beat the Bowling Green Falcons 88-79.

The Tigers had a much better free throw rate (0.474 vs. 0.227) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.535 vs. 0.413). Meanwhile, VCU’s 0.326 free throw rate was their biggest strength over North Texas, who had a mark of 0.115. VCU was lifted by De’Riante Jenkins, who recorded 12 points and five rebounds. Ja’vonte Smart, meanwhile played a pivotal role for LSU with 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, VCU figures to have a significant edge. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Rams defense ranks third in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.434), while the LSU offense ranks 167th in effective field goal percentage (0.512). Moreover, the Tigers rank 11th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.5 percent), while the Rams rank 290th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.1 percent).

LSU Tigers at VCU Rams Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – VCU, ATS Winner – VCU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • VCU ranks 15th in three pointers allowed per game (18.6) while LSU ranks 242nd (24.1).
  • The Rams rank 30th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Tigers rank 112th (3.1).
  • VCU ranks 28th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while LSU ranks 59th (11.6).
  • The Tigers average 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 27th in the NCAA. The Rams rank 203rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
  • LSU ranks 16th in steals per game (8.6) while VCU ranks 181st in steals allowed per game (6.5).