We brought home another winner from the NCAA Tournament as the South Florida Bulls were able to outslug the Temple Owls as the Big East team shows its class and wins and covers this second round game getting points. Temple from the Atlanta 10 conference could not hang for a full 40 minutes against the intense defense exhibited by the South Florida Bulls. The Big East got no respect on the betting board as South Florida, Georgetown and Cincinnati were good value to bettors who valued the huge class difference they possessed against their opponents on Friday. Our college basketball top pick from Saturday comes from the NCAA Tournament third round game as the VCU Rams will battle the Indiana Hoosiers. The Rams and Hoosiers will tip off from Portland at 7:10PM Eastern Time and its TBS with the live national television broadcast. With our best betting pick tonight we will play on the VCU Rams +6 points against the Indiana Hoosiers. The top college basketball pick pointspread is courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The pointspread from this third round NCAA Tournament game opened with the Big Ten conference representative the Indiana Hoosiers favored by -5 points with an over under of 137 ½ points. The money early from the bettors has been Big Ten conference money as the Indiana Hoosiers have been bet up to a -6 point favorite. Over under players will find the total steamed up to a current line of 141 points. A money line bet on the Indiana Hoosiers will return -265 odds. If you think the VCU Rams from the Colonial Athletic conference can capture a straight up win on Saturday your return is +245 odds for a money line wager.
This VCU Rams team has peaked perfectly with seven straight wins and 15 wins over their past 16 games. The Rams have been tested because the Colonial Athletic conference is filled with quality opponents such as George Mason, Drexel and Old Dominion. One has to greatly respect this VCU team as they own a 69-46 home win against the South Florida Bulls. The Bulls have two wins thus far in the NCAA Tournament. What makes Virginia Commonwealth attractive is their ability to defend the basket. They slow down the game and allow just 59 points a game on the season. The Rams were very impressive in beating a very good Wichita St team 62-59 on Thursday as a +7 ½ point underdog. They held Wichita St just 38.7% shooting.
The Indiana Hoosiers suffered a key injury late in their season as Verdell Jones III averaged 24 minutes a game in their rotation on the year was lost to a knee problem. We have seen the Hoosiers struggled a bit on the defensive end of the court as the team is surrendering 44% shooting over their past five games. Indiana beat New Mexico St in the second round but the Aggies are not a very good defensive team allowing 43% shooting this year and over 68 points. This is a much different opponent for Indiana as possessions will be a minimum so bet VCU +6 points at best online sportsbooks.