Rhode Island Rams vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 3/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rhode Island Rams vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the location where the La Salle Explorers (13-18) will try to beat the Rhode Island Rams (9-21) on Tuesday.
The Rhode Island Rams faced off with Davidson and ended up losing by a score of 68-54 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Rams ended up with 20 while Davidson recorded 15 fouls. They knocked down 7 out of their 24 shots from 3-point range. Davidson walked away from this one shooting 90.5% from the free throw line by burying 19 of their 21 tries. In addition, Davidson snagged 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Davidson distributed 12 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, Rhode Island allowed the other team to go 38.2% from the floor on 21 out of 55 shooting. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest as well as creating 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 31 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Rams made 9 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. Rhode Island walked away from the game with a 41.7% field goal percentage (20 of 48) and buried 5 of 17 3-pointers.
Ishmael Leggett is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He scored 14 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He played for 37 minutes played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He ended up going 37.5% from the field and distributed 3 assists.
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Rhode Island heads into this matchup with a record of 9-21 for the campaign. They have an average of 66.3 points per outing (315th in the nation) on 39.8% from the field. The Rams are hitting 30.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (163 of 531) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Rhode Island is snagging 37.2 rebounds per game and has earned 339 dimes on the season, which is 334th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Rams have forced 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 191st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 398 relinquished this year. The Rams defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.3% (762 of 1,760) and they concede 35.5 boards per contest as a team. They are surrendering 32.3% on shots from downtown while they are 193rd in the nation in PPG allowed (70.6).
The last time they took the court, the La Salle Explorers took a loss by a score of 76-73 against Loyola. In the matter of cleaning the glass, La Salle permitted Loyola to get 25 in all (7 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 35.7% from three-point range via 5 out of 14 and ended up going 11 out of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). The Explorers allowed Loyola to make 30 of 55 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 54.5% for the game. When the game finished, the Explorers shot 28 out of 50 from the field which had them sitting at 56.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, La Salle knocked down 10 of 20 attempts (50.0%). They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.0%. Loyola was called for 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Explorers to the free throw line for 10 tries. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Explorers snagged 13 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 16 in this game.
Jhamir Brickus ended up being a factor for the Explorers in the game. He recorded 18 points in his 31 mins of playing time and accumulated 7 assists in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 11 for this game for a field goal rate of 72.7%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
La Salle has a win-loss mark of 13-18 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Explorers are hitting on 42.0% from the field, which ranks them 310th in D-1. La Salle has accumulated 2,159 points so far this season (69.6 per contest) and they collect 35.1 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per game (270th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest. The Explorers are committing 17.7 fouls per contest while shooting 69.2% from the free throw line.
The La Salle defense allows 35.3% on shots from distance (219 of 620) and opponents are converting on 70.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 13.7 assists and 36.4 boards every game, which ranks them 250th and 311th in college hoops. The Explorers are ranked 276th in college basketball in PPG given up with 73.3. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (306th in college hoops).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take La Salle and under the total points
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