La Salle at Rhode Island Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The La Salle Explorers head to Barclays Center to take on the Rhode Island Rams on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 5 point favorites.
La Salle heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-20. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 67.8 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Rhode Island has an overall mark of 16-14. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 68.1, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 13-16-1 against the spread this season
The La Salle Explorers are 13-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 13-17-0 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 16-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key La Salle Explorers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
03/11/19 G Omar Silverio Personal is questionable Thursday vs LaSalle
Pookie Powell comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Isiah Deas averages 12.1 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jeff Dowtin scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Cyril Langevine averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.9 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
La Salle averages 67.8 points per contest, which is 292nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 338th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 219th in the nation. They average 34.1 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 246th and 245th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 75th with 14.1 per game. The Explorers allow 72.2 points per contest, which is 201st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 282nd and 166th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 184th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 245th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island is 255th in the nation with 69.7 points per contest this season. They are 254th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 351st in the NCAA. They are 134th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 268th in assists per game with 12.2. The Rams are 232nd in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Rams give up 68.1 points per game, which ranks them 86th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 140th and 87th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 148th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 258th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Explorers have an offensive rating of 97.4, which is ranked 310th. They are 157th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 312th. As a unit they are 302nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in D-1. La Salle is 63rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Rhode Island is 242nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Rams have an offensive rating of 100.5, which is ranked 257th. They are 221st in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 315th. As a unit they are 312th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 320th in the country.
Who will win tonight's La Salle/Rhode Island college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take La Salle +5
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