Rhode Island at Saint Joseph's Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Joseph's as 2.5 point favorites.
Rhode Island comes into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 67.3 per contest. Saint Joseph's has an overall mark of 13-16. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 71.7, which is a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 11-17-0 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 11-17-1 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
02/12/19 F Markell Lodge Hand is out for season
01/12/19 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee is out for season
Jeff Dowtin comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Cyril Langevine averages 14.5 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Charlie Brown averages 19.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lamarr Kimble averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 285th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 283rd. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 351st in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 123rd and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 208th with 12.8 per game. The Rams allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 147th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 108th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 257th in the country with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 323rd in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 273rd in the nation. They are 231st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 279th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Hawks are 348th in turnovers per game with 9.3. The Hawks surrender 71.7 points per contest, which ranks them 188th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 168th and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 321st with 15.4 assists allowed per contest and 270th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 21st in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Rams are 292nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99. In terms of pace they are 234th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 333rd. As a team they are 329th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 318th in Division 1. Rhode Island is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Joseph's is 349th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hawks are 210th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 220th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 294th. As a team they are 281st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's -2.5
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