VCU vs Rhode Island: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 9, 2021

A game after he put up 31 points in a 93-68 win over Western Carolina, Nah’Shon Hyland leads the VCU Rams (6-2) at home against the Rhode Island Rams (4-5) as 6-point favorites. The matchup, which tips at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021, airs on CBS Sports. The matchup’s over/under is set at 138.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 9, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

VCU Betting Information

  • The VCU Rams have compiled a 6-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The VCU Rams are 4-0 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 6-point favorite.
  • Only 3 of 7 VCU games this season (42.9%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • The VCU Rams defeated Western Carolina 93-68 and covered the spread as 14.5-point favorites, while going over the 148 point total in their last outing on Tuesday. Hyland totaled a team-high 31 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

VCU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nah’Shon Hyland 11 17.6 3.4 1.6 1.9 0.1 2.9
Vince Williams 11 11.3 5.2 2.4 1.4 0.2 1.5
KeShawn Curry 7 8.4 3.4 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.7
Jamir Watkins 11 7.2 2.7 0.3 0.7 0.1 1.3
Jimmy Clark III 11 6.5 1.8 1.5 2.0 0.2 0.4

Rhode Island Betting Information

  • Over the course of this season, the Rhode Island Rams have come up with an even record of 4-4 ATS.
  • For the second time this season, the Rhode Island Rams are at least a 6-point underdog, where they have a record of 0-1 against the spread.
  • 37.5% of Rhode Island’s 8 games this season have fell below the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Rhode Island Rams got a team-high 20 points from Daron Russell on the way to an 85-77 victory over Saint Joseph’s (PA) on Sunday. They were favored by 12 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 162 points to hit the over on the 151.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Rhode Island Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Fatts Russell 11 14.7 3.9 4.2 2.3 0.2 0.8
Jeremy Sheppard 11 9.7 1.9 2.4 1.4 0.1 1.5
Antwan Walker 11 8.7 7.4 1.4 0.5 1.0 0.3
Makhel Mitchell 11 7.2 4.2 0.5 0.5 1.4 0.0
Jalen Carey 10 7.1 3.6 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.0

Total Facts

  • VCU and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday’s 138.5 total in five out of eight games (62.5%) this season.
  • In Rhode Island’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup point total in five out of nine matchups (55.6%).
  • The over/under for the contest of 138.5 is 12.4 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the VCU Rams (76.9 points per game) and the Rhode Island Rams (74 points per game).
  • This game’s over/under is 3.7 fewer points than the 134.8 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the VCU Rams have seen a 139.5 over/under in their games this season, 1.0 more point than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Rhode Island Rams games have a total points bet of 146.2 points this season, 7.7 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/31/2020 Rhode Island Rhode Island -1 141 -118 -105 Regular Season 87-75 URI
1/11/2020 VCU VCU -8.5 140.5 -435 +325 Regular Season 65-56 URI
2/19/2019 N/A VCU N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-42 VCU
1/23/2019 N/A Rhode Island N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-65 URI

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