TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7TH
#868 VCU (-) over Davidson at 7 PM EST
After ripping off four straight wins, VCU got a slice of humble pie at Rhode Island last Friday dropping an 87-75 decision. With a full week to prepare, head coach Mike Rhoades’ boys will be ready to run the floor and dominate in this A-10 mismatch. Davidson makes the journey to Richmond off a huge 35-point home win over Massachusetts and the Wildcats are in perfect position to fall.
It won’t take much for the Rams to get up for this conference battle. VCU will play this game with double revenge from losses to Davidson in 2018 and 2019. Since January 10th, 2001, Coach Roades’ boys have been a solid wager at home when fighting in a payback mode notching a respectable 68-12 SU and 44-31-3 ATS record. If the Rams were on the road in their last contest, this angle jumps to a lucrative 38-5 SU and 29-11-2 ATS including 28-4 SU and 24-6-1 ATS in this set if their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .475 or better. Also, when running the floor against a foe that enters off a blowout win of 20 points or more, VCU holds a respectable 25-15-2 ATS mark including 13-5-2 ATS in this set if they are fighting with four or more days of rest.
The Wildcats were on fire from the floor in their 35-point home win over the Minutemen. Davidson connected on 31-of-43 shots (72.1 percent) including 11-of-17 bombs (64.7 percent) from three-point land in that blowout victory. Matching those numbers here will be a stretch for head coach Bob McKillop’s boys. Actually, as an underdog, the Wildcats have been at their financial worst posting a poor 9-36 SU and 17-28 ATS record. In this setting shagging +3 or more, Davidson drops all the way down to a horrible 2-26 SU and 9-19 ATS including a shocking 0-16 SU and 3-13 ATS provided the ‘Cats are not competing with revenge of any kind. Please note: Those 16 losses came by an average of 13.0 points per game.
In the preseason, the Rams and Wildcats were picked to finish No. 1 and No. 2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. After this game is over, Coach Rhoades’ troops will prove just how much better they are than the ‘Cats right now. Take VCU. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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