Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 15 point favorites.
The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 8-4 and a road record of 0-3. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6. The Billikens have an overall record of 4-8 and a home record of 4-4. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Jared Terrell comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. E.C. Matthews averages 14.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Rhode Island. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jermaine Bishop averages 11.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Billikens. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Davell Roby averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Rhode Island averages 73.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 152nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 99th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 129th and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.8 per game. The Rams allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 57th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in Division 1.
Saint Louis averages 61.2 points per game this year which ranks them 334th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 315th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 177th and 194th respectively. In the turnover department the Billikens rank 293rd with 15.2 per game. The Billikens allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 130th and 137th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 280th place in the nation. The Billikens force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in college basketball.
The Rams average 68 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 110.3 and they assist on 47.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.5 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 31% of their shots. Rhode Island turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.8%. The Rams give up 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Billikens score 64.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.2 points per game. The Billikens have a rating on offense of 88 and 60.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Saint Louis turns it over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.9%. The Billikens give up 68.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 5-6 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 5-6 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-6 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 3-7 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
12/10/16 G Christion Thompson Knee out indefinitely
12/09/16 F Hassan Martin Quad out indefinitely
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/17/16 G Jermaine Bishop Ankle "?"
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis +15
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