UMass Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
The UMass Minutemen (9-11) are en route to Ryan Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Rhode Island Rams (12-8).
The UMass Minutemen faced off with George Mason and ended up losing by a score of 72-62 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Minutemen walked away with 16 and George Mason accumulated 16 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. George Mason went 50.0% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 20 shots. Additionally, George Mason pulled down 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. George Mason recorded 20 assists and had 3 steals for this contest. Pertaining to the defense, UMass let their opponent shoot 51.0% from the field on 26 of 51 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 32 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Minutemen knocked down 15 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. UMass wrapped up the game having earned a 31.7% field goal percentage (19 of 60) and converted 9 out of their 28 shots from distance.
Javohn Garcia is a guy who played a role in this contest. He ended up shooting 30.0% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. He was on the court for 30 mins played and also grabbed 6 boards. He accounted for 13 points on 3 of 10 shooting.
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UMass heads into this one with a record of 9-11 on the season. They are averaging 76.3 points per game (68th in the nation) while hitting 43.0% from the field. The Minutemen are shooting 39.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (207 of 523) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UMass is snagging 33.5 boards per game and has earned 272 assists this season, which has them ranked 185th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.0 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Minutemen have forced 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 fouls. They rank 341st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 331 conceded this season. The Minutemen defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.6% (583 of 1,200) and they relinquish 35.5 boards per game as a unit. They are surrendering 36.5% from beyond the arc while they are 347th in the nation in PPG allowed (78.5).
When they last played, the Rhode Island Rams took a loss by a final score of 61-55 against Fordham. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Rhode Island allowed Fordham to collect 36 in total (8 offensive). They finished shooting 30.8% from distance by shooting 8 of 26 and ended up going 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). The Rams permitted Fordham to convert 22 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% for the matchup. When the game finished, the Rams went 20 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Rhode Island made 7 out of their 17 attempts (41.2%). They were able to make 8 of those for a percentage of 40.0%. Fordham committed 20 fouls in the game which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals for this game. The Rams were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the contest.
Makhel Mitchell was important for the Rams for the contest. He scored 13 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for this contest. He buried 5 out of 9 in this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 9 rebounds.
Rhode Island has a record of 12-8 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Rams are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which is 48th in college hoops. Rhode Island has totaled 1,363 pts so far this season (68.2 per contest) and they pull down 35.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.0 times per game (128th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per game. The Rams have committed 17.9 fouls per game and they hit 65.7% from the free throw line.
The Rhode Island defense gives up 30.6% on 3-point shots (144 of 471) and opponents are knocking down 74.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.1 dimes and 33.9 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 136th and 135th in those categories on the defensive end. The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 30th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.3. They are able to force 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 37.2% from the floor (6th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Rhode Island
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