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Rhode Island vs. VCU Basketball Bets to Make this Friday Night!

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Rhode Island vs. VCU Basketbal

The 2018 college basketball betting season continues this evening with dozens of matchups for players to place some basketball bets on. One particular matchup worth looking over is this evening’s Rhode Island vs. VCU basketball betting matchup. Since the Rams, the Rhode Island ones at that, enter as the No. 22 team in the program, players can expect Rhode Island to be pegged as the favorite. Let’s take a gander at what kind of action the sports parlay odds are predicting for this Friday night matchup.

Rhode Island vs. VCU Basketball – Friday, February 2nd

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia


Stream: Watch ESPN

Basketball Bets & Odds:

Rhode Island Rams -4 (-110)            151 ½ (-110)   -185

VCU Rams +4 (-110)                        151 ½ (-110)   +160

Rhode Island Rams

The Rhode Island Rams enter this evening’s matchup flashing a brilliant 18-3 record that pegs them as the best program in the A 10. Currently, the Rams have posted a flawless 10-0 record in conference play, giving them a whopping 3 ½ game lead over their nearest competitor. Interestingly enough, the Rams got off to a rough start this season, going 2-1 in their first three. Additionally, Rhode Island would suffer all 3 of this season’s losses within the first 8 games of the season. Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for the program to rebound and find some proper footing. From there on out, the Rams would post an undefeated streak that has begun to raise eyes all around the nation. Not only that, it’s allowed Rhode Island to crack the country’s top 25 national rankings. So, having said all that, should players place basketball bets on the favorite in this Friday’s Rhode Island vs. VCU basketball matchup?

All things considered, betting sportsbook players should certainly avoid backing the underdog this evening. VCU may have home court advantage, but that’s about it. Since the odds available on Rhode Island aren’t that steep, taking them straight up is a great option for this evening’s matchup.

VCU Rams

The VCU Rams charge into this Friday night matchup flashing a 14-8 record that pegs them as the second best team in the A 10. All in all, the Rams won’t be able to surpass Rhode Island in the conference’s rankings this evening, but they could at the very least hand their opponent the first A 10 loss of the season. Like Rhode Island, VCU also enters this evening’s action riding a bit of a winning streak. In fact, the Rams have won the last three contests in a row. Nevertheless, they didn’t face any nationally ranked opponents in that tenure. With that in mind, it’s clear that Rhode Island is the toughest challenge have faced this year. But just what kind of an advantage does Rhode Island wield over VCU?

Since VCU wields the nation’s 97th best scoring offense, they’re slightly better off on offense than Rhode Island – who ranks 104th in the same category. However, Rhode Island has VCU beat in terms of defense. Currently, VCU ranks pretty meagerly in points allowed, since they’re 242nd in the country in that category. But the opposite is true for Rhode Island, who wields the nation’s 50th best defense.