Rhode Island Rams vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rhode Island Rams vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
The Rhode Island Rams (9-3) are on their way to John M. Belk Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Davidson Wildcats (11-2).
The Rhode Island Rams faced American International and notched a win by a score of 70-55 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Rams walked away with 10 while American International accounted for 15 fouls. They made 6 out of their 22 attempts from 3-point land. American International walked away from this one shooting 62.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 8 tries. Moreover, American International snagged 34 boards (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. American International recorded 14 assists and had 11 steals for the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Rhode Island allowed their opponent to shoot 31.9% from the field on 22 of 69 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Rams converted 13 of 20 shots for a rate of 65.0%. Rhode Island walked away from the contest having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 58) and made 7 out of their 22 3-point attempts.
Makhi Mitchell is a guy who came through in this game. He left the arena with 19 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 28 mins and pulled down 8 rebounds. He ended up going 87.5% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Rhode Island comes into this contest with a mark of 9-3 for the season. They currently have an average of 71.1 points per game (205th in the nation) while going 48.9% from the field. The Rams are shooting 36.2% on 3-point shots (71 of 196) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Rhode Island is collecting 36.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 167 dimes on the year, which ranks 222nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rams are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 45th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (61.8). The Rams are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 36.0% (244 of 678) and they surrender 31.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 68th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 138 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Davidson Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 88-73 against Saint Joseph's. With respect to team rebounding, Davidson permitted Saint Joseph's to collect 31 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 39.3% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 28 and finished the contest at 8 of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Wildcats allowed Saint Joseph's to convert 27 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats finished shooting 33 for 65 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.8%. With respect to shots from downtown, Davidson buried 11 of their 24 tries (45.8%). They were able to make 11 of them for a rate of 84.6%. Saint Joseph's had 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They also turned it over 6 times, while recording 2 steals for this contest. The Wildcats recorded 31 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this game.
Foster Loyer ended up having an impact for the Wildcats in the game. He racked up 25 points in his 29 mins on the court and accumulated 5 assists in this contest. He converted 10 out of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 58.8%, and accumulated 4 rebounds.
Davidson has a win-loss record of 11-2 for the season. The Wildcats are committing 15.2 fouls per game while shooting 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 16.8 times per game (33rd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10.0 times per game. Davidson has accumulated 1,024 pts so far this year (78.8 per contest) and they pull in 33.8 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Wildcats are shooting 50.1% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in college hoops.
The Wildcats defensively are ranked 104th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 65.4. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (144th in college hoops). The Davidson defense surrenders 33.5% on three-point shots (112 of 334) and their opposition knocks down 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.8 dimes and 31.2 boards every game, which is ranked 136th and 40th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Davidson
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