VCU’s first season under head coach Anthony Grant could not have gone much better with a school-record 28 victories, a CAA regular season and tournament title and a victory over Duke in first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Basketball odds experts see that the Rams are looking for another great season with six returnees and a highly touted recruiting class. First team All-CAA guard Eric Maynor, who averaged 13.9 points and dished out a school-record 224 assists will be leading the Rams according to college basketball odds experts. He will be joined in the backcourt by long-range specialist Jamal Shuler (8.6 ppg /52 treys) according to college basketball odds experts. College basketball odds experts see that the Rams return a pair of starters up front in senior center Wil Fameni (8.9 ppg /5.4 rpg) and senior forward Michael Anderson (6.4 ppg /4.9 rpg). College basketball odds experts see that frontcourt depth comes from CAA All-Rookie selection T.J. Gwynn (4.8 ppg) and sophomore Franck Ndongo.
College basketball odds experts know that the Rams finished 16-2 in the conference last season. The Rams upset Duke but lost to Pittsburgh in the next round of the NCAA Tournament as basketball odds fans remember.
Experts that look at college basketball odds see that Maynor will get help in the frontcourt from Gwynn. Basketball odds experts believe it will be interesting to see who else emerges as a scoring threat this season. Most college basketball odds experts think that VCU will not go under the radar this season. Some college basketball odds rankings have them in the Top 25 to start the season. College basketball odds experts think that is too high considering all of the graduations. Another factor to keep in mind as you look at college basketball odds on VCU is that head coach Grant was ticketed to Florida until Billy Donovan changed his mind and stayed with the Gators.
Experts that look at college basketball odds have respect for Virginia Commonwealth but they understand value may be had going against the Rams at times in 2007-2008. The basketball odds on VCU definitely will be interesting to watch this season.