Rhode Island at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 8.5 point favorites.
Rhode Island comes into this game with an overall record of 3-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 64.4 per contest. Providence has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cyril Langevine averages 14.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 0.2 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. Jeff Dowtin comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
A.J. Reeves averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Alpha Diallo averages 18.7 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 21% average from behind the arc, ranking them 90th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 276th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 86th place in the NCAA. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in the nation. Rhode Island averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 259th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 22% which is good for 351st in D-1. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 284th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars surrender 68.9 points per contest, which ranks them 122nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 218th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 120th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 156th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Providence is 223rd in the country with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 193rd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 155th in the nation. They are 199th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 204th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Friars are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Rams are 258th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 151st in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 332nd. As a team they are 331st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 278th in Division 1. Rhode Island is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 163rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 145th. They are 292nd in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 218th. As a unit they are 215th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence -8.5
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