Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 3/27/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Delaware Blue Hens vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Meade Stadium in Kingston, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware (-10.5)
The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (2-0) go to Meade Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Rhode Island Rams (2-0). The odds on this game have Delaware as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 48.
In their last contest the Blue Hens faced the Stony Brook Seawolves and notched a win by a score of 31-3. Nolan Henderson went 18/27 with 215 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Dejoun Lee led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 35 yards on 8 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per tote. Thyrick Pitts was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 95 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 15.8 yards per catch for the game. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens ended up rushing 29 times and earned a total of 110 yards which had them averaging 3.8 yards per run. On the day, they totaled 57 plays which added up to 335 yards. In the game, the Fightin' Blue Hens earned a total of 18 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 35 yards.
When discussing the defense, Delaware gave up 21 catches on 36 throws totaling 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. On the ground, the Fightin' Blue Hens gave up 98 yards on 35 attempts which means they had an average of 2.8 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 272 yards and forced 5 takeaways.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens have an average of 34.0 points per outing. Delaware has earned 68 points and has accumulated 8 TDs, while sporting an average of 32:22 minutes of ball control per outing. In terms of moving the sticks, Delaware has totaled 17 first downs via the pass and 19 rushing first downs.
In their last game the Rams faced the Albany Great Danes and ended up getting the victory by a score of 17-10. Jr. Kev. Brown led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 48 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per carry. Ivory Frimpong was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 10.7 yards per catch for the game. Kasim Hill went 13/25 with 117 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception during the game. The Rhode Island Rams ran the football 33 times and earned a total of 99 yards giving them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Rams earned a total of 16 first downs and they had a total of 10 infractions for 70 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 62 plays for a total of 241 yards.
In terms of defense, Rhode Island conceded 25 completions on 42 tries totaling 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. For this contest, they conceded 300 yards and forced 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Rams conceded 83 yards on 29 runs which means they had an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed.
Sitting with an average of 30:10 minutes per game of ball control, the Rams have accounted for 7 touchdowns and 57 points on the season. When looking at how much they score, the Rams are scoring 28.5 PPG. They have tallied 18 first downs by way of the rush and 20 first downs through the air this year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Delaware (-10.5)
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