Rhode Island at VCU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/19/2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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The Rhode Island Rams head to Siegel Center to take on the VCU Rams on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has VCU as 9 point favorites.
Rhode Island heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 68.8 points per contest while giving up 67.1 per game. VCU has an overall mark of 19-6. They are averaging 70.8 points per contest and giving up 62.7, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 9-15-0 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 12-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 16-8-1 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 10-14-1 against the over/under this year
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeff Dowtin comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Cyril Langevine averages 14.4 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Marcus Evans scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island averages 68.8 points per contest, which is 279th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 292nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 25%, which is good for 351st in the nation. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 237th with 12.5 per game. The Rams allow 67.1 points per contest, which is 65th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 75th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 240th in the nation with 70.8 points per contest this season. They are 217th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 333rd in the NCAA. They are 94th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.1 boards per contest and 193rd in assists per game with 13.4. The Rams are 53rd in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Rams give up 62.7 points per game, which ranks them 15th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 225th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 329th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Rams are 283rd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.2. In terms of pace they are 212th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 335th. 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 311th in Division 1. Rhode Island is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 49th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 258th in the country in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 178th in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 238th. As a team they are 221st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 106th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rhode Island +9
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