Villanova vs. VCU: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 20, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The players to watch will include Zeb Jackson when the VCU Rams (22-13) play the Villanova Wildcats (18-15) at Finneran Pavilion, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday. The Wildcats match up against the Rams in a game that Villanova is currently a solid favorite by 8.5 points. The matchup has a point total of 130.5.

Villanova vs. VCU Betting Lines

Villanova vs VCU Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Villanova -8.5 130.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick VCU (+8.5)
Total Pick Over (130.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score. Ready to put your picks to the test for this matchup? Check out DraftKings Sportsbook and sign up using our link for the best first-time depositor bonus!

Villanova vs. VCU Stat Rankings

Villanova Avg. (Rank) VCU Avg. (Rank)
70.5 (268th) Points Scored 71.5 (238th)
65.5 (19th) Points Allowed 66.7 (42nd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
7.5 (289th) Off. Rebounds 8.4 (232nd)
9.4 (27th) 3pt Made 8.5 (72nd)
12.9 (186th) Assists 13.6 (133rd)
9.0 (18th) Turnovers 11.7 (233rd)

Villanova vs. VCU Betting Trends

  • The Wildcats have beaten the spread 16 times in 33 games.
  • Villanova has an ATS record of 5-5 as 8.5-point favorites or greater.
  • The Wildcats have seen 11 of their 33 games hit the over.
  • Villanova’s games have had more than 130.5 points scored on 23 occasions this year.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 130.5 points, and that’s 5.5 less than the average total in this season’s Wildcats contests.
  • VCU’s record against the spread is 21-13-1.
  • The Rams are unbeaten ATS (1-0) as a 8.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Out of 33 Villanova’s games so far this year, 11 have hit the over.
  • There have been 21 Rams games this year with more than 130.5 points scored.
  • The average total for VCU’s games is 138.2 points, 7.7 more than this game’s over/under.

Best Betting Site For Villanova vs. VCU

Not yet a DraftKings Sportsbook user? Sign up using our link and get a $50 bonus bet when you deposit, plus a deposit bonus!

Villanova Impact Players

  • Eric Dixon leads his squad in both points (16.5) and rebounds (6.3) per game, and also puts up 1.7 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Tyler Burton is averaging 7.6 points, 1.1 assists and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
  • TJ Bamba is averaging 10.1 points, 1.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
  • Justin Moore puts up 10.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Mark Armstrong paces the Wildcats at 2.4 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.3 rebounds and 8.3 points.

VCU Impact Players

  • Max Shulga is No. 1 on the Rams in scoring (14.6 points per game) and assists (3.6), and puts up 4.7 rebounds. He also delivers 1.0 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Jackson is averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest, making 39.1% of his shots from the field and 29.2% from 3-point range, with 1.5 treys per contest.
  • Toibu Lawal is the Rams’ top rebounder (6.0 per game), and he posts 7.7 points and 0.3 assists.
  • Joe Bamisile is putting up 13.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest, making 42.9% of his shots from the field and 38.6% from beyond the arc, with 2.4 triples per game.
  • Christian Fermin is putting up 5.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game, making 57.4% of his shots from the floor.

Not all sportsbook offers available in all areas and are subject to change, check sportsbooks for details on available offers in your area. Must be 21+ to gamble, please gamble responsibly. Call or chat with 1-800-GAMBLER if you or someone you know has a gambling problem.

PlayPicks Staff Avatar
Written by
PlayPicks Staff

PlayPicks staff has years of sports betting and DFS knowledge and we share all of that with you for free daily.

View all posts by PlayPicks Staff
Privacy Policy