The Hawks and Rams are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Rams will host the game at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 134.5 points, and the Rams are favored to win at home against the Hawks.


The Pick: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks +22.5

This game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Rams.
  • Even though we have VCU winning straight-up, we like Maryland Eastern Shore at +22.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Hawks Make it Happen in Richmond?

Maryland Eastern Shore has played a total of nine games and currently has a 2-7 record. Over their last ten road games, including those from last year, they have a record of 2-8. Heading into today's game, Maryland Eastern Shore holds a 2-6 record against the spread (ATS). Their overall ATS performance this season consists of a 1-5 record on the road and a 1-1 record at home.

Through nine games, Maryland Eastern Shore has an over/under record of 5-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 142.8 points per game so far. When analyzing the Hawks' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 137 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their recent matchup, the Maryland Eastern Shore offense ended with 52 points against Marist. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 30.2% and made 6 threes. Offensively, the Hawks have a season long field goal percentage of 37%, which is 411st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 249th in percentage and 276th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Hawks' defense holds the 267th rank in the nation, allowing 80.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Maryland Eastern Shore's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.5% this season.

Will the Rams Win at Stuart C. Siegel Center?

VCU is getting ready to play their 12th game of the season, currently holding a 6-5 record. In away games, the Rams are 0-1 this year, while they have a 4-3 record at home. VCU enters today's game with a 4-4 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, VCU comes in with an over/under mark of 2-6-0, with their games averaging 132.6 points per game. The Rams' last five games have finished with a combined 150 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

In their most recent game, the VCU offense concluded with only 60 points against Norfolk State. Throughout the game, they made 8/28 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 36.2%. Zeb Jackson led the scoring for the Rams, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Max Shulga chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Rams' defense is nationally ranked 91st, allowing 67.1 points per game. So far, the VCU defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.3 times per game (636th).