Rhode Island vs. Saint Louis - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saint Louis (20-8) at Rhode Island (20-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Saint Louis Bilikens (20-8, CONF 9-6) and Rhode Island Rams (20-7, CONF 12-3) face off in an Atlantic 10 showdown at the Ryan Center. The home team has won the last two games between Rhode Island and Saint Louis.
Saint Louis is having a nice season and they come into this game winning three of their last four games. The one loss for Saint Louis during that stretch was a bad one getting knocked off Umass by four points.
Away from home Saint Louis has a 4-4 record and the stats don’t really standout. The Billikens are averaging 67.4 points while the defense is giving up 67.9 points.
Saint Louis is led by guard Jordan Goodwin who is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 47 percent from the field.
Rhode Island is also having a nice season and coming into this game they have won eight of the last ten games. During the last ten games the Rams have also covered seven spreads.
At home this season Rhode Island has a 12-1 record and their offense has been strong averaging 75.3 points per game. The defense for the Rams has also locked down giving up only 66 points per game.
Rhode Island is led by Fatts Russell who is averaging 19.6 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field.
Saint Louis is 21-7-1 against the spread in their last 29 games played on Sunday. URI is 16-6 against the spread in their last 22 games against the Atlantic 10. URI is 10-4 against the spread in their last nine games overall. Saint Louis is 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 games against Rhode island.
This has been a series dominated by Rhode Island and that will happen again in this game. Saint Louis is averaging only 67.4 points per game away from home and that type of offensive production won’t be enough to get the job done. Back Rhode Island to win this game and cover the spread.