Oklahoma at Rhode Island College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Oklahoma Sooners travel to PPG Paints Arena to play the Rhode Island Rams on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 1 point favorites.
Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 85.2 points per contest while giving up 81.6 per game. Rhode Island has an overall record of 23-6. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 10-20 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 17-12 against the over/under this year
Important Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trae Young averages 27.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Christian James averages 12.1 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jared Terrell averages 17.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. E.C. Matthews averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma averages 85.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 91st. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 113th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 13.4 per game. The Sooners allow 81.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 336th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 214th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 327th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 278th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island is 101st in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 117th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 179th in college basketball. They are 231st in the nation in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 68th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Rams are 333rd in turnovers per game with 10.7. The Rams surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 79th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 120th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 337th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season.
The Sooners are 69th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 250th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the country with 76.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 75th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 85th in Division 1. Oklahoma is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 215th in the nation.
Rhode Island is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 159th in Division 1. The Rams are 48th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 75th. They are 198th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 165th. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/Rhode Island college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rhode Island -1
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