VCU Rams at Saint Louis Billikens NCAAM Pick- February 21, 2020
I’ve followed a formula that was pretty straightforward this season. Bet on Large 10 home groups, and money tickets. I followed that recipe for success last night once I endorsed the Iowa Hawkeyes since -2.5-stage home court favorites against the Ohio State Buckeyes. I felt that Iowa may be the home team in the state this season. And toss in the fact that Ohio State had gotten blown out by double-digits in each of the five Big 10 road losses, laying a wood did not frighten me.
We nailed this one. To quote the post of yesterday:
Iowa really won by nine points, also we didn’t have to sweat out that the number as the Hawkeyes led by the entire game. And why Luka Garza? Since he ended his day in contrast to only 10 points, he acquired the top of his matchup with fellow candidate Kaleb Wesson.
With the triumph, the Hawkeyes add their hit record and a second top-50 group as they continue to run up one of the most impressive resumes in the nation. While Iowa likely won’t grab Maryland for its Large 10 name, but the Hawkeyes do have a very real shot at a top-four seed at the NCAA tournament.
We talked about how big their pile of quality wins is getting, and they have matches left to the regular-season schedule against Penn State Michigan State, and Illinois. Between the Big 10 conference tournament and these games, the Hawkeyes will have ample opportunity to incorporate more signature wins for their resume.
For Ohio State, their road issues continued as they’re now only 2-6 on the road in league play, with one of those wins coming to an Northwestern team. But for Buckeyes fans, Ohio State plays with three of the next four games in the home, along with their one street excursion would be into a Nebraska team that is simply 2-13 in Big 10 play. For the daily gambling pick of today, we will visit the A-10, in which VCU and Saint Louis play.
The Saint Louis Billikens will appear to secure their house floor tonight as they host the Rams of VCU. The Billikens have had their own fair share of battles on the road this year, but they are a. The SOS was for Saint Louis, and they’ll get the opportunity to pick up one of the biggest wins of the year tonight against VCU.
For VCU, the Rams have gone out of A-10 championship hopefuls, to hardly even on the bubble in a matter of a couple of weeks and have dropped four out of the last five matches. Even though Saint Louis has not played a tougher schedule than the Rams, they’ve dropped to most of those elite groups. This season, the Rams are a gloomy 0-6. They need to find a way to breakthrough tonight if they need any chance of hearing their names called on Selection Sunday.
I am not going to attempt to sit here and tell you that this Saint Louis Billikens staff is topnotch. They are not. But at home, they’ve done a great job of being more than respectful. Their home losses were to teams that are great, and among those games almost went the way. They dropped to Dayton, a group that’s in contention in overtime. Plus they lost the probable champions of the Big East, to Seton Hall, at a match as well.
And they have one loss that is bad when you look at their complete restart, which came on the road into UMASS in their final match. All their seven other losses came into top-100 teams, along with four of them came to groups that are considered threats to produce a run into the Final Four, at Dayton (twice), Seton Hall, along with Auburn.
What happened to this VCU Rams? VCU has been turned by A late-season meltdown to a group. The Rams have lost four out of six from their last twenty five and the last five matches and are projected to overlook the field of sixty-eight. It’s been shocking to see this team that had early-season wins over LSU and North Texas fall completely apart.
The Rams signature defense has become the key to their battle. They have given up an average of a game in their recent four declines, which is far greater than their season average that watched them maintain eighteen of the first competitions that were twenty-one under points.
The question in this game is, is the Rams appear or not? If VCU and their best game play, they win the game, and likely readily. But this team looks like it may have given up on head coach Mike Rhoads. Whenever you’re a team that wins all your matches by scoring in a higher level, on occasion the shots just stop falling, and you go chilly and lose some matches.
That hasn’t been the case for VCU. They have only stopped giving a full effort on defense, and that has resulted in the recent skid. A defense that is terrific never requires off, and that can’t be mentioned concerning this VCU team.
I am likely to look to fade VCU within this . I don’t think the Billikens will be the team that is better, and I do not feel in case the Rams play their game that their home-court benefit, though a solid person, is sufficient to beat VCU. But I believe Mike Rhoads has dropped the locker room and I simply can not trust this VCU team against anyone decent on the street.
The only road wins the Rams have this year came against teams outside of the top-150 in the country. Against the top-100they are 0-6. And while I do not believe this Saint Louis staff is about precisely exactly the exact same level since some of those teams the Rams dropped to, I think that they are a bit better compared to La Salle, George Mason, Saint Joseph’s, and Charleston, the sole teams VCU has beaten on the road this season.
I will make a drama that is backing a house underdog in league play, and that I really like to create . And as is almost always true, for some reason, the people just loves to be on the wrong side of this action, and instead of becoming just the 1 point I should have gotten in the opening line, I receive a whole extra stage now. Thanks, for being there for start up even more value for 17, general public! Give that the Saint Louis Billikens tonight because two-point house underdogs to me!