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VCU Rams vs Oregon State Beavers Predictions

When: 1:30 PM ET, Friday, March 18, 2016
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: 1:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Line: VCU -4.5, Total: 141

VCU (24-10) went to their fourth consecutive A-10 Tournament championship game where they lost to Saint Joseph’s, 87-74, on Sunday. Four starters return from a squad that fell 75-72 in overtime to Ohio State in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tourney. Oregon State (19-12) finished in a three-way tie for sixth place with USC and Washington in the Pac-12 and lost to Cal, 76-68, in the quarterfinals of the conference tourney. Tinkle, the 6-foot-7 son of Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle and a former consensus Top 100 recruit, has missed the last four games with a foot injury and is questionable. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oregon State’s last 8 games.

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Score Prediction:
VCU 79, Oregon State 70

I am taking VCU and the over in this one. Without Tinkle the Beavers will not be able to stay with VUC.