VCU Rams vs. La Salle Explorers ATS Prediction 01/25/20

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The VCU Rams (14-5, 4-2 A10) will be at Tom Gola Arena to challenge the La Salle Explorers (10-8, 1-5 A10) in an A10 matchup. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Network at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

VCU Rams vs. La Salle Explorers Betting Odds

In their last game, the Explorers got blown out by the Richmond Spiders, 75-57, while the Rams were victorious over the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 73-60.

VCU dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 7.4 (better than their season average of 16.5) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.3 (below their season average of 28.7). Saint Joseph’s put up marks of 22.5 and 18.9, respectively, for those same stats. La Salle, meanwhile, held Richmond to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.5 (below their season average of 21.6). Ed Croswell was a key piece for La Salle with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Marcus Santos-Silva had a good game for VCU, recording nine points and 12 rebounds.

The Rams won the sole game between these two teams last year, 69-63. One of VCU’s largest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 34 free throw attempts, while La Salle had 20. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

The inefficient offense of La Salle will square off against the top-notch defense of VCU. The Explorers rank 292nd in offensive efficiency, while the Rams are 19th in defensive efficiency. The Rams should have the edge on that side of the ball.

VCU Rams at La Salle Explorers Pick

Pick: SU Winner – VCU, ATS Winner – VCU, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • VCU ranks ninth in steals per game (9.6) while La Salle ranks 206th in steals allowed per game (8.9).
  • The Rams rank 41st in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while the Explorers rank 90th (20.4).
  • La Salle averages 35.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 152nd in the NCAA. VCU ranks 175th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
  • The Rams rank 28th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Explorers rank 137th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
  • VCU ranks 50th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while La Salle ranks 101st (12.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Explorers have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (5.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.8 points per game (1.5 above their season average).
  • The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.2, down from 9.8 for the season.