The VCU Rams will be trying to remain atop the Atlantic 10 standings when they face the Saint Louis Billikens on Friday night. VCU is sitting a half-game ahead of Saint Louis in the standings, and it is coming off a 61-59 win at Davidson. Saint Louis had its six-game winning streak snapped in a 75-64 loss at Fordham on Tuesday.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Billikens are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Saint Louis vs. VCU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 141.5. Before entering any VCU vs. Saint Louis picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Saint Louis vs. VCU. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for VCU vs. Saint Louis:
- Saint Louis vs. VCU spread: Saint Louis -2.5
- Saint Louis vs. VCU over/under: 142 points
- Saint Louis vs. VCU money line: Saint Louis -140, VCU +118
- Saint Louis vs. VCU picks: See picks here
Why Saint Louis can cover
Saint Louis has been nearly untouchable at home this season, going 10-2 in its 12 games at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens have won six of their last seven games overall, including a 74-70 win at Davidson last Friday. They are only a half-game back of VCU in the Atlantic 10 standings, so they can take over sole possession of first place with a win in this game.
Sophomore guard Gibson Jimerson leads four double-digit scorers with 12.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Yuri Collins (11.9), Javonte Perkins (11.0) and Javon Pickett (10.4) have all been key contributors as well. The Billikens have covered the spread in four of the last six head-to-head meetings between these teams.
Why VCU can cover
VCU has won seven of its last eight games coming into this contest, with its lone loss coming against St. Bonaventure by three points last Saturday. The Rams bounced back with a 61-59 win at Davidson on Tuesday, remaining in first place in the A-10 standings. Adrian Baldwin Jr. scored 14 points and sealed the victory with a jump shot with 16 seconds left in the game, adding seven assists and five rebounds.
Baldwin, a junior guard, leads VCU with 12.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. Senior forward Brandon Johns Jr. is adding 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, while sophomore forward Jamir Watkins is chipping in 9.9 points and 5.3 boards. VCU has gone 9-2 in its last 11 games against Saint Louis, and it has covered the spread in six of its last eight games overall this season.
How to make VCU vs. Saint Louis picks
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