Rhode Island Rams vs VCU Rams Prediction, 2/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rhode Island Rams vs VCU Rams
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the location where the VCU Rams (14-7) will take on the Rhode Island Rams (12-9) on Tuesday.
The Rhode Island Rams faced off with UMass and took a loss by a final of 78-67 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Rams ended up walking away with 17 and UMass totaled 19 fouls. They knocked down 10 of 25 tries from 3-point range. UMass went 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of 18 tries. Furthermore, UMass pulled down 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. UMass earned 18 assists and had 13 steals for this contest. In relation to defending, Rhode Island allowed the other team to go 45.2% from the field on 28 out of 62 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in this matchup while forcing 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 35 with 11 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Rams made 9 of 18 tries for a rate of 50.0%. Rhode Island walked away from the game having earned a 44.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 59) and knocked down 6 out of their 21 3-pointers.
Makhi Mitchell is someone who was a contributor in this game. He went 66.7% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. He played 25 mins played and snagged 13 rebounds. He notched 13 points on 4 out of 6 shooting.
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Rhode Island comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 12-9 on the season. They have an average of 68.1 points per game (266th in D-1) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Rams are shooting 34.2% on 3-pointers (114 of 333) and 65.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Rhode Island is pulling down 35.5 boards per contest and has racked up 295 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 174th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a team they commit 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Rams are forcing 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 125th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 259 surrendered this year. The Rams are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 37.6% (441 of 1,172) and they concede 34.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 31.0% from 3-point land and they are 34th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the VCU Rams took home the win by a final score of 71-62 when they faced Duquesne. In reference to rebounding, VCU allowed Duquesne to pull down 30 overall (5 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 31.3% from beyond the arc by going 5 of 16 and ended up going 11 of 17 from the charity stripe (64.7%). The Rams permitted Duquesne to bury 23 of their 62 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.1% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Rams finished 27 for 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.2%. When discussing shots from downtown, VCU converted 5 of their 12 attempts (41.7%). They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. Duquesne had 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Rams to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Rams corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the contest.
Hason Ward was important for the Rams in this game. He buried 6 out of 9 for the matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and had 10 rebounds. He recorded 13 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for this game.
VCU has a record of 14-7 for the season. The Rams commit 18.0 fouls every game and they shoot 66.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (153rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. VCU has accumulated 1,329 pts for the campaign (63.3 per game) and they pull in 32.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Rams are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 174th in college hoops.
The VCU defense surrenders 26.7% from downtown (102 of 382) and their opponents are connecting on 72.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 10.7 assists and 36.0 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 51st and 254th in those categories. The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 13th in D-1 in points given up per game with 60.1. They are forcing 17.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (16th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VCU
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