The No. 5 seed Saint Mary's Gaels (26-7) are a 3.5-point favorite in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 12 seed VCU Rams (27-7) on Friday at MVP Arena. The contest starts at 2:00 PM on TBS. Here are insights into this West Region 5-12 matchup to help you fill out your bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 123.5 points.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. VCU Odds & Info

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Where: Albany, New York
  • Venue: MVP Arena
Favorite Spread Over/Under
Saint Mary's (CA) -3.5 123.5

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs VCU Betting Records & Stats

  • The Gaels' ATS record is 16-13-0 this season.
  • Saint Mary's (CA) has a record of 21-3, a 87.5% win rate, when it's favored by -185 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Gaels have a 64.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • VCU is 16-14-0 ATS this year.
  • The Rams have been listed as an underdog of +155 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • VCU has an implied victory probability of 39.2% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. VCU Over/Under Stats

Games Over 123.5 % of Games Over 123.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Saint Mary's (CA) 23 79.3% 71.4 142.8 60.1 123 132
VCU 23 76.7% 71.4 142.8 62.9 123 134.8

Additional Saint Mary's (CA) vs VCU Insights & Trends

  • Saint Mary's (CA) is 3-7 against the spread and 7-3 overall in its last 10 contests.
  • In their past 10 contests, the Gaels have gone over the total six times.
  • VCU has gone 9-1 in its last 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span.
  • The Rams have gone over the total in three of their last 10 contests.
  • The Gaels put up 8.5 more points per game (71.4) than the Rams allow (62.9).
  • When Saint Mary's (CA) totals more than 62.9 points, it is 15-9 against the spread and 23-4 overall.
  • The Rams' 71.4 points per game are 11.3 more points than the 60.1 the Gaels allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 60.1 points, VCU is 14-9 against the spread and 23-3 overall.

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs. VCU Betting Splits

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Saint Mary's (CA) 16-13-0 14-11 15-14-0
VCU 16-14-0 1-1 12-18-0

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. VCU Home/Away Splits

Saint Mary's (CA) VCU
16-2 Home Record 15-3
6-2 Away Record 8-3
10-5-0 Home ATS Record 8-7-0
3-5-0 Away ATS Record 5-6-0
74.8 Points Scored Per Game (Home) 73
70 Points Scored Per Game (Away) 68.7
7-8-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Home) 6-9-0
4-4-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Away) 5-6-0

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