Tuesday, February 23, 2016
John M. Belk Arena
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to John M. Belk Arena to play the Davidson Wildcats on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Davidson as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 15-12 and a road record of 2-7. They are 10-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-10. The Wildcats have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 8-15 against the spread.
Jared Terrell comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Jarvis Garrett averages 13.5 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Rhode Island. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jack Gibbs averages 25.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Peyton Aldridge averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rhode Island averages 70.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 226th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 122nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 76th in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 224th and 247th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 80th with 11.7 per game. The Rams allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 138th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the Division 1.
Davidson averages 80.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 124th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest which ranks them 219th and 51st respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 16th with 10.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 79.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 313th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 294th and 199th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 317th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in college basketball.
The Rams average 67.3 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 -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 106 and they assist on 48.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Rhode Island turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.2%. The Rams give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 83.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.8 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 111.2 and 56.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Davidson turns it over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.2%. The Wildcats give up 75.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 10-15 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 15-10 against the over/under
Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 8-15 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 12-12 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
11/16/15 G E.C. Matthews Knee out for season
Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/21/15 F Dusan Kovacevic Knee out for season
11/21/15 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee out for season
01/02/16 F Jake Belford Concussion out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Rhode Island
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