Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure NCAA Basketball Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Barclays Center to play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Saturday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The opening line for this matchup has St. Bonaventure as 1.5 point favorites.
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Rhode Island comes into this game with an overall record of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. St. Bonaventure has an overall mark of 16-15. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 63.9, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 16-13-1 against the over/under
Important St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 14-15-2 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 9-20-2 against the over/under
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
03/11/19 G Omar Silverio Personal is questionable Thursday vs LaSalle
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cyril Langevine averages 14.9 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%. Jeff Dowtin comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Kyle Lofton averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Courtney Stockard averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 113th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in the nation. Rhode Island averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 252nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 351st in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 128th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 241st with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bonnies surrender 63.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 106th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bonnies are 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. St. Bonaventure is 312th in the country with 66.5 points per game this year. They are 237th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 290th in the nation. They are 226th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 257th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Bonnies are 201st in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Rams are 249th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 217th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 310th. As a team they are 310th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 321st in Division 1. Rhode Island is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
St. Bonaventure is 131st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bonnies have an offensive rating of 99.3, which is ranked 285th. They are 327th in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 279th. As a unit they are 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 313th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/St. Bonaventure college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure -1.5
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