UMass at Rhode Island College Basketball Game Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The UMass Minutemen head to Ryan Center to take on the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 8 point favorites.
UMass comes into this game with an overall record of 11-19. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 73.1 per contest. Rhode Island has an overall mark of 15-14. They are averaging 68.9 points per contest and giving up 67.9, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 13-17-0 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 17-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 12-17-0 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 15-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
03/08/19 G Curtis Cobb Foot is questionable Saturday vs Rhode Island
03/08/19 C Khalea Turner-Morris Knee is questionable Saturday vs Rhode Island
03/08/19 F Samba Diallo Knee is questionable Saturday vs Rhode Island
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
03/08/19 G Omar Silverio Personal is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
Luwane Pipkins comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Carl Pierre averages 11.5 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jeff Dowtin scores 15.2 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 75%. Cyril Langevine averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 231st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 189th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 205th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 103rd with 13.7 per game. The Minutemen allow 73.1 points per contest, which is 224th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 241st and 245th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 297th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island is 279th in the nation with 68.9 points per contest this season. They are 285th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 351st in the NCAA. They are 114th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 279th in assists per game with 12.0. The Rams are 231st in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Rams give up 67.9 points per game, which ranks them 81st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 123rd and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 117th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 170th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 248th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 189th. They are 226th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 174th. As a unit they are 194th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 143rd in D-1. UMass is 85th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Rhode Island is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Rams have an offensive rating of 99.3, which is ranked 283rd. They are 220th in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 329th. As a unit they are 324th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UMass/Rhode Island college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UMass +8
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