Rhode Island at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 5 point favorites.
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Rhode Island heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 77.0 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. VCU has an overall mark of 14-8. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 74.6, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 10-8 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 10-8 against the over/under this year
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Jared Terrell averages 18 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 56% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Berry averages 10 points per game in 18.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Justin Tillman averages 18.2 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 117th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 284th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 332nd with 11.0 per game. The Rams allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 258th and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in college basketball. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 95th in the country with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 142nd in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in college basketball. They are 92nd in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 92nd in assists per contest with 15.0. The Rams are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Rams surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 240th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 267th and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 254th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 159th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 177th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Rams are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 95.5 is ranked 43rd. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 130th. As a team they are 133rd 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 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 155th in the nation.
VCU is 190th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 250th in the nation. The Rams are 124th in the country in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 212th. In terms of pace they are 104th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 138th. As a team they are 154th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 180th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU +5
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