Davidson Wildcats vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Davidson (+5)
Ryan Center is the venue where and the Rhode Island Rams (3-4) will take on the Davidson Wildcats (3-3) on Friday. The line on this matchup has Rhode Island as 5-point favorites. The total has been set at 139.
Davidson enters this matchup with a record of 3-3 this season. The Wildcats are connecting on 37.2% on 3-pointers (58 of 156) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 71.0 points per contest (210th in Division 1) on 47.6% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per game and as a group are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Davidson is grabbing 32.8 boards per game and is sitting with 84 assists for the season, which ranks 98th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Wildcats have forced 8.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are surrendering 28.8% on three-point shots and they rank 109th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.8). The Wildcats defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (140 of 316) and they relinquish 28.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 127th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 57 relinquished so far this season.
The Davidson Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against the Charlotte 49ers and took a loss by a final of 63-52 in their last contest. Davidson wrapped up the contest having earned a 34.0% field goal percentage (17 out of 50) and buried 9 out of their 34 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wildcats made 9 of their 10 tries for a percentage of 90.0%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 10 dimes in the matchup while earning 5 steals and 5 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Davidson let their opponent shoot 34.0% from the floor on 17 out of 50. Charlotte earned 7 assists and 5 steals for this game. Moreover, the 49ers pulled down 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Charlotte ended up shooting 80.8% when shooting free throws by burying 21 of 26 attempts. They also made 2 out of their 12 attempts from 3-point range.
Kellan Grady is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. He left the arena with 23 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. Grady finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Wildcats was Hyunjung Lee. He collected 7 boards and collected 2 dimes. He shot 33.3% from the field for the contest by shooting 4-of-12 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Lee played 37 minutes.
Rhode Island has a win-loss record of 3-4 for the campaign. Rhode Island has scored 523 points this year (74.7 per game) and they grab 34.4 boards per contest. The Rams are committing 22.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 70.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rams are hitting on 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 140th in the country. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 9.6 times per game (311th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 213th in the country in points given up per game with 72.3. They have allowed 9.1 assists and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 29th and 229th in college hoops. The Rhode Island defense gives up 30.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (44 of 145) and their opponents are connecting on 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the floor (89th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Rhode Island Rams went home defeated by a final of 68-65 when they played the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The Rams recorded 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this contest. They also stuffed 4 tries while getting 11 steals for this game. The Hilltoppers were called for 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Rams to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Rhode Island made 6 out of their 18 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Rams finished shooting 24 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 42.1%. The Rams permitted the Hilltoppers to convert 22 out of 52 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.3% in this game. They finished 25.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 3 of 12 and ended up shooting 21 out of 26 at the free throw line (80.8%). In the matter of rebounding, Rhode Island permitted Western Kentucky to collect 35 overall (11 offensive).
Fatts Russell saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Rams in this contest. He converted 3 out of 8 in the game for a field goal rate of 37.5%, which gave him 14 points. Russell snagged 4 rebounds in his 32 mins and accounted for 4 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Rhode Island was Antwan Walker. He left the arena with 8 points in his 25 minutes played via 3 of 6 from the floor in this matchup. Walker wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field in addition to contributing 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson (+5)
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