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Saint Mary’s vs. VCU Odds, Opening Spread, Start Time for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Saint Mary’s vs. VCU Odds

Saint Mary’s Odds -180
VCU Odds +160
Opening Spread/Current Spread St. Mary’s -5.5/St. Mary’s -4
Over/Under 123
March Madness odds for Saint Mary’s-VCU via bet365.

With the men’s 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 5-seeded Saint Mary’s and 12-seeded VCU matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Saint Mary’s vs. VCU tips off at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17 on TBS.

Statistical Matchup

Saint Mary’s VCU
359 Tempo 139
74 eFG% 43
60 TO% 6
45 R% 228
190 FTR 156
26 eFG% 87
121 TO % 283
2 R% 172
155 FTR 9
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

Consider the Rams as an upset candidate. Saint Mary’s looks to run its offense through two guards, Aidan Mahaney and Logan Johnson. VCU makes offenses uncomfortable and nothing comes easy off the bounce. In a grind-it-out brawl, the Rams are ready for the fight.

–Shane McNichol

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts’ live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don’t forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you’re there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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