Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Massachusetts Minutemen travel to Ryan Center to play the Rhode Island Rams on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 141.
The Minutemen come into this game with an overall record of 12-16 and a road record of 3-8. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Rams have an overall record of 16-13 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 16-11 and they are 11-16 against the spread.
Trey Davis comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Minutemen. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Donte Clark averages 16.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for UMass. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jared Terrell averages 14 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Jarvis Garrett averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
UMass averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 195th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 236th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 181st and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 189th with 12.9 per game. The Minutemen allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 284th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 171st and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 286th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 300th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in the Division 1.
Rhode Island averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 236th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 129th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 240th and 247th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 80th with 11.6 per game. The Rams allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 129th and 112th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the nation. The Rams force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
The Minutemen average 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 102.1 and they assist on 55.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UMass turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27%. The Minutemen give up 78.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rams score 72.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.3 points per game. The Rams have a rating on offense of 105.9 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Rhode Island turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.8%. The Rams give up 61.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Trends
The Massachusetts Minutemen are 8-12 against the spread
The Massachusetts Minutemen are 10-12 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 11-16 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 16-11 against the over/under
Massachusetts Minutemen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
11/16/15 G E.C. Matthews Knee out for season
03/02/16 G Christion Thompson Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Massachusetts
02/24/16 F Hassan Martin Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take UMass
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