The VCU Rams take on the No. 22 Connecticut Huskies at 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday in the third-place game at the 2021 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. UConn suffered its first loss of the season to Michigan State on Thanksgiving, 64-60. Meanwhile, Vince Williams Jr. scored 17 points, but it wasn't enough for VCU to upset No. 6 Baylor on Thursday, and the Bears won 69-61.

The Huskies are favored by eight points in the latest VCU vs. Connecticut odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 125. Before entering any UConn vs. VCU picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on VCU vs. Connecticut. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for UConn vs. VCU:

  • VCU vs. Connecticut spread: UConn -8
  • VCU vs. Connecticut over-under: 125 points
Featured Game | VCU Rams vs. Connecticut Huskies

What you need to know about VCU

Forward Levi Stockard III put forth a good effort for the Rams, with 13 points and six rebounds in the loss to Baylor. Stockard has played well at Battle 4 Atlantis 2021; after averaging just three points and three rebounds per game through his first four starts of the season, he's averaged 14 points, five rebounds and two steals over his last two at Atlantis.

VCU is just 3-3, but has established itself as a stout defensive team early in the season. Collectively, the Rams average 6.5 blocks per game, which is 13th-most in the nation. Although they only average 55.2 points per game on offense, they've held opponents to 54.8, which is 10th-best in all of college basketball.

What you need to know about UConn

Michigan State got its first win of the season against a ranked opponent when it took down UConn on Thursday. Huskies forward Adama Sanogo finished with a double-double in the loss with 18 points and 10 rebounds in addition to six blocks. Sanogo has been the top player for Connecticut this season, and he averages 18.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

The Spartans' win is extra impressive considering the Huskies average over 90 points per game on offense, which is fifth-highest in the nation. Besides Sanogo, UConn features other talented scorers like guards Tyrese Martin (13.8 points, 7.7 rebounds per game), and R.J. Cole (13 points and 4.5 assists per game). Those two combined for 37 points and 11 rebounds in the Huskies win against Auburn in its first Battle 4 Atlantis matchup.

How to make VCU vs. Connecticut picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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