VCU vs Oklahoma Pick
When: 5:15 PM ET, Sunday, March 20, 2016
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: 5:15 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Oklahoma -7, Total: 147.5
VCU vs Oklahoma Preview
The Rams posted a nice win against No. 7 seed Oregon State in Friday’s first round, getting 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds from JeQuan Lewis as well as 20 points and eight rebounds from Mo Alie-Cox in the 75-67 victory. An extra day of rest should be beneficial for VCU leading scorer Melvin Johnson (17.2 points), who tweaked his ankle on March 11 and was held to single digits in back-to-back games before scoring 12 against Oregon State on 5-for-15 from the field.
Rams are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 NCAA Tournament games.
Rams are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games.
Rams are 25-9 ATS in their last 34 games overall.
Rams are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win.
Rams are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Rams are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win.
Rams are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games.
Rams are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
OVER UNDER TRENDS
Over is 10-3 in Rams last 13 games following a ATS win.
Under is 6-2 in Rams last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Over is 8-3 in Rams last 11 neutral site games.
This matchup could quickly evolve into a long-range shooting contest and the Sooners should be well prepared for that scenario, as Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Jordan Woodard are each shooting over 42 percent from 3-point distance this season. Hield, who came into the tournament second in the nation in scoring at 25 points a game, scored 27 in an 82-68 victory Friday against CSU Bakersfield, including 16 in the second half to keep the Sooners from joining Michigan State as the second No. 2 seed to lose Friday.
Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.
Sooners are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss.
Sooners are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Sooners are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Sooners are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games.
Sooners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
Sooners are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Sooners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Sooners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
OVER UNDER TRENDS
Under is 6-0 in Sooners last 6 games following a straight up win.
Under is 10-1 in Sooners last 11 overall.
Under is 9-1 in Sooners last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 8-1 in Sooners last 9 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 12-3 in Sooners last 15 neutral site games.
Over is 5-2 in Sooners last 7 non-conference games.
Oklahoma vs VCU Prediction
This game will be fun to watch….scoring and more scoring. In the end the Sooners will be able to take the win but I am not betting on them. My pick on this one is the over.