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The VCU Rams and the Saint Marys Gaels face off this afternoon for an exciting March Madness matchup. Matt McCuen breaks down this game.
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Saint Mary's vs. VCU Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, Latest Odds for Round of 64

The VCU Rams and the Saint Marys Gaels will clash for a 5 versus 12 matchup that should live up to the hype. If you like slow-paced basketball that probably will not produce a lot of points, you have come to the right place - neither one of these teams is known for their offensive game. As a matter of fact, these two teams match up extremely similarly. That is what would make this a good one.

Saint Mary's vs. VCU Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: Friday, March 17
  • Time: 2:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: TBS

Saint Mary's vs. VCU

Spread: VCU +4 (-110), Saint Mary's -4 (-110)

Moneyline: VCU (+160), Saint Mary's (-190)

Total: Over 122.5 (-106), Under 122.5 (-105)

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Saint Mary's vs. VCU Prediction

VCU won the Atlantic 10, which earned them an automatic bid to the big dance. VCU took down Dayton on Sunday afternoon, and they will look to prove that they belong with an upset win today. They are led by one of the better guards in the nation Ace Baldwin. Baldwin won Atlantic 10 player of the year and is the main reason the Rams are in this spot today. Another notable player for VCU is Michigan transfer Brandon Johns.

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Saint Marys, meanwhile, turned in a season to be proud of but got blown out in the WCC Championship game against Gonzaga. Randy Bennett always does a good job with his teams, and this year was no exception. The star of this team is freshmen point guard Aidan Mahaney who will have a bright future at this level. This is a Saint Mary's team that will need Mahaney and Logan Johnson to step up from an offensive standpoint if they want to win this game today. The Gales enter play as a four-point favorite.

I will be backing the Rams with the points today. In my eyes, this is a coin-flip game, and how could I not run and take the points with the Rams? I believe that a lot of teams would struggle to match up with Saint Marys due to their style of play, but VCU happens to match up perfectly because they play a very similar style. Ace Baldwin will be the best player on the floor today, and when it comes down to doing it. I expect Baldwin to make more plays down the stretch. This should be a good one today. Let’s stay hot and cash in!

Saint Mary's vs. VCU Pick

Pick: VCU +4 (-110) Bet $100 to collect $190 DraftKings has the best odds; click here to bet 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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