Rhode Island Rams vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rhode Island Rams vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
The UMass Minutemen (7-8) will try to defeat the Rhode Island Rams (10-4) at William D. Mullins Memorial Center on Saturday.
The Rhode Island Rams took the court against Saint Joseph's and walked away with a win by a score of 75-64 in their last game. Rhode Island finished the game having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and knocked down 8 of 15 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Rams buried 13 of their 22 tries for a rate of 59.1%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 dimes for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to the defense, Rhode Island allowed 42.0% from the field on 21 of 50 shooting. Saint Joseph's recorded 9 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, Saint Joseph's grabbed 36 boards (4 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Saint Joseph's finished the game at 59.3% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 27 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 23 tries from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Rams ended up finishing with 17 while Saint Joseph's had 19 fouls.
Malik Martin is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He was able to score 9 points on 2 of 5 shooting. He played 26 minutes and also collected 12 rebounds. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and distributed 2 assists.
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Rhode Island enters this one with a win-loss mark of 10-4 so far this season. They average 71.1 points per game (208th in the country) while hitting 48.8% from the field. The Rams are hitting 37.6% on shots from 3-point land (83 of 221) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Rhode Island is snagging 35.5 boards per game and has accounted for 197 assists on the campaign, which ranks 184th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.1 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Rams are forcing 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They rank 86th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 161 conceded on the year. The Rams defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 37.2% (289 of 777) and they concede 31.9 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 30.2% from 3-point land and they rank 45th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (62.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the UMass Minutemen went home defeated by a final of 77-67 against Davidson. In reference to rebounding, UMass permitted Davidson to grab 32 in total (5 on the offensive side). They shot 42.3% from three-point range by hitting 11 out of 26 and finished the contest at 6 of 12 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Minutemen permitted Davidson to bury 30 of their 62 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.4% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Minutemen went 24 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.7%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, UMass converted 14 of their 33 tries (42.4%). They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 100.0%. Davidson earned 7 fouls in the matchup which got the Minutemen to the free throw line for a total of 5 shots. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 1 steal for the game. The Minutemen were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the game.
T.J. Weeks was important for the Minutemen for the contest. He accumulated 21 points in his 36 mins on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He buried 6 out of 11 for the game for a rate of 54.5%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
UMass has a win-loss record of 7-8 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Minutemen are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which is ranked 153rd in the nation. UMass has accounted for 1,168 points on the campaign (77.9 per game) and they pull in 32.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per game (139th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.3 times per game. The Minutemen are committing 17.0 fouls every game while shooting 73.6% from the free throw line.
The Minutemen on the defensive end are ranked 337th in college hoops in PPG given up with 78.1. They have forced 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor (353rd in the nation). The UMass defense surrenders 37.0% on 3-pointers (117 of 316) and their opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their foul shots. They have conceded 15.5 assists and 34.9 rebounds every game, which ranks them 336th and 199th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rhode Island
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