Davidson Wildcats vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
Ryan Center is the location where the Rhode Island Rams (12-10) will attempt to beat the Davidson Wildcats (20-3) on Saturday.
The Davidson Wildcats played Saint Joseph's and walked away with a win by a score of 73-67 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Wildcats finished with 10 while Saint Joseph's racked up 18 fouls. They knocked down 9 out of their 33 tries from distance. Saint Joseph's went 76.9% at the free throw line by making 10 of their 13 shots. On top of that, Saint Joseph's collected 36 boards (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Saint Joseph's earned 14 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Davidson allowed the other team to go 38.1% from the field on 24 out of 63 shooting. They also doled out 9 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 17 of 21 tries for a rate of 81.0%. Davidson wrapped up the game having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 63) and converted 2 of 23 shots from downtown.
Foster Loyer is someone who came through in this contest. He left the arena with 21 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 42 minutes played and also collected 7 rebounds. He shot 40.0% from the field and also recorded 2 assists.
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Davidson will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 20-3 this year. They are turning it over 10.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 14.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Davidson is grabbing 34.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 346 dimes on the campaign, which is 74th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Wildcats are shooting 39.3% on shots from downtown (204 of 519) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.9 points per game (55th in D-1) while hitting 49.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 11.2 turnovers every game while drawing 17.5 fouls. They give up 34.3% on 3-pointers while they are 138th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.4). The Wildcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (549 of 1,287) and they concede 30.0 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 181st in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 284 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Rhode Island Rams took a loss by a score of 73-64 when they played VCU. The Rams were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this game. They also turned it over 20 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. VCU committed 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 29 shots. They were able to bury 12 of them for a percentage of 41.4%. With respect to three-point shots, Rhode Island made 6 of their 14 attempts (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Rams went 23 for 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.4%. The Rams allowed VCU to make 26 of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1% for the game. They wrapped up this game 37.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 out of 16 and finished the game at 15 out of 24 from the charity stripe (62.5%). In the matter of team rebounding, Rhode Island permitted VCU to collect 38 overall (11 offensive).
Makhel Mitchell was important for the Rams for the contest. He made 4 out of 8 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. He totaled 12 points in his 26 mins on the court, but went home with no dimes.
Rhode Island has a mark of 12-10 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rams are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which is 60th in Division 1. Rhode Island has totaled 1,494 pts this year (67.9 per contest) and they pull in 35.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.0 times per game (117th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per game. The Rams are committing 18.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 63.5% from the charity stripe.
The Rams defensively are ranked 39th in D-1 in PPG given up with 63.5. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.1% from the field (13th in college basketball). The Rhode Island defense concedes 31.3% on 3-point shots (160 of 512) and their opponents are connecting on 73.5% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.5 assists and 34.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 178th and 158th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson
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