Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 9 point favorites.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 19-9 and a road record of 6-5. They are 14-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Hawks have an overall record of 10-18 and a home record of 6-7. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 12-14 against the spread.
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E.C. Matthews comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Hassan Martin averages 13.8 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Rhode Island. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Charlie Brown averages 12.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Lamarr Kimble averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Rhode Island averages 73.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 144th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 224th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 72nd and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.2 per game. The Rams allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 37th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in Division 1.
St. Joseph's averages 70.7 points per game this year which ranks them 225th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 274th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 277th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 109th and 298th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 75th with 12 per game. The Hawks allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 206th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 143rd and 246th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 272nd place in the nation. The Hawks force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in college basketball.
The Rams average 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 108.1 and they assist on 51.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 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 32% of their shots. Rhode Island turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Rams give up 67.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawks score 74.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Hawks have a rating on offense of 100.2 and 46.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Saint Joseph's turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Hawks give up 74.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 14-13 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 13-14 against the over/under
Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 12-14 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 15-12 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/09/16 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee out for season
02/13/17 G Lamarr Kimble Foot out for season
01/10/17 F Lorenzo Edwards Shoulder out for season
01/02/17 G Shavar Newkirk Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take St. Joseph's +9
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