Rhode Island Rams vs San Francisco Dons Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rhode Island Rams vs San Francisco Dons
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Rhode Island (+1.5)
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the San Francisco Dons (2-1) will take on the Rhode Island Rams (0-2) on Sunday. Rhode Island opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 146.5.
Rhode Island will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 0-2 so far this year. They turn it over 16.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 28.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Rhode Island is collecting 34.0 boards per game and is sitting with 21 dimes for the year, which is 102nd in the nation in terms of passing. The Rams are connecting on 33.3% on three-point shots (12 of 36) and 56.6% from the free throw line. They average 76.0 points per contest (104th in college hoops) while going 48.7% from the field. Defensively, the Rams have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 23.5 fouls. They rank 235th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 17 surrendered for the campaign. The Rams are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.2% (48 of 111) and they concede 37.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 31.0% on 3-point attempts and they rank 302nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (81.5).
The Rhode Island Rams faced off with the Boston College Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 69-64 in their last contest. Rhode Island ended the game having earned a 45.6% FG percentage (26 out of 57) and made 3 of their 18 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Rams converted 9 of 18 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 7 assists for the game while having 8 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to the defense, Rhode Island allowed the other team to go 45.6% from the field on 26 out of 57. Boston College doled out 8 dimes and 4 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Eagles collected 32 boards (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Boston College walked away from this one shooting 58.8% at the free throw line by making 20 of 34 tries. They converted 7 of their 22 tries from 3-point land.
Fatts Russell is one player who was pivotal for this contest. He walked away with 23 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Russell walked away from this one shooting 45.0% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that played big minutes in this contest for the Rams was Jalen Carey. He collected 3 boards and also totaled 3 assists. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 3-of-6 (8 points). When all was said and done, Carey was on the hardwood for 28 minutes.
San Francisco has a record of 2-1 on the season. The Dons have committed 21.7 fouls every game while shooting 74.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per game (151st in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.3 times per contest. San Francisco has 208 pts this season (69.3 per game) and they average 31.7 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Dons are hitting on 41.1% from the field, which has them ranked 153rd in college basketball. The Dons on defense are ranked 233rd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 68.0. The San Francisco defense gives up 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (13 of 40) and opponents are converting on 71.3% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 7.7 assists and 38.0 boards per contest, which is ranked 151st and 273rd in those defensive categories. They have forced 13.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (261st in college hoops).
For their last game, the San Francisco Dons went home victorious with a score of 61-60 against the Virginia Cavaliers. The Dons pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this matchup. They rejected 3 shots while getting 6 steals for the game. The Cavaliers had 12 personal fouls for the game which took the Dons to the free throw line for 4 shots. They were able to convert 2 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 50.0%. Concerning three-point attempts, San Francisco made 13 out of 28 tries (46.4%). Overall, the Dons finished shooting 23 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.7%. The Dons permitted the Cavaliers to bury 21 of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2% for the matchup. They finished 25.0% from three-point range by going 3 of 12 and finished the game at 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding attacking the glass, San Francisco allowed Virginia to collect 30 overall (2 on the offensive side).
Jamaree Bouyea played a lot for the Dons for the game. He converted 8 out of 15 for the game for a rate of 53.3%, which gave him 19 points. Bouyea grabbed 3 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and accounted for 6 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was important for San Francisco was Khalil Shabazz. He racked up 14 points in 27 minutes played via 5 out of 11 shooting in the matchup. Shabazz finished going 45.5% from the floor as well as contributing 3 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rhode Island (+1.5)
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