Rhode Island at UMass College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 9.5 point favorites.
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Rhode Island heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. UMass has an overall mark of 10-12. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 71.6, which is a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 10-8 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 9-10 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 9-10 against the over/under this year
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
01/29/18 F Chris Baldwin Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Rhode Island
01/22/18 C Rashaan Holloway Academics is out for season
Jared Terrell averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Stanford Robinson averages 10.2 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Luwane Pipkins averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Carl Pierre averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 146th in the country. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 265th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 329th with 11.2 per game. The Rams allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 243rd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in college basketball. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 277th in the country with 69.7 points per game this year. They are 190th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 88th in college basketball. They are 260th in the nation in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 97th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Minutemen are 154th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Minutemen surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 298th with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 119th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Minutemen are 60th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Rams are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 93.7 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 177th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 168th. As a team they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 325th in Division 1. Rhode Island is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 134th in the nation.
UMass is 99th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 155th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 247th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 233rd. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 161st. As a unit they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 149th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UMass +9.5
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