Rhode Island at Davidson: 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Rhode Island at Davidson: 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Landon Bost/Naples Daily News/USA Today Network-Florida / USA TODAY NETWORK

Davidson Wildcats (11-2) vs Rhode Island Rams (9-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Belk Arena)

Betting Odds: Davidson Wildcats -6.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Rhode Island Rams and Davidson Wildcats face off on Saturday in an A-10 college basketball showdown at the Belk Arena. When these two teams faced off in December of 2020 it was Davidson that won 67-58. This is a key A-10 team with both teams hoping to win the regular season title. 

Rhode Island comes into this game with a 9-3 record and they have gone 7-4 against the spread. Rhode Island’s last game came against American International and the defense was strong in that game giving up 55 points. Rhode Island is averaging 71.2 points while their defense is giving up 62.4 points per game. Jeremy Sheppard has been the top player for Rhode Island averaging 11 points while shooting 39 percent from the field. There are three different players averaging at least 10 points per game. Rhode Island has some key players questionable including Antwan Walker who is dealing with COVID. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Davidson Wildcats who sit with an 11-2 record and they are coming off a big win against Saint Joseph’s. The offense was strong scoring 88 points and that led to the 15 point victory. Davidson is averaging 76.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.5 points per game. This is a strong Davidson team that had a strong victory over Alabama. Guard Hyunjung Lee has been the top player for Davidson averaging 17.5 points while shooting 51 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Davidson is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Davidson’s last eight games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams. The under is 17-5 in Davidson’s last 22 games played on Saturday. 

Davidson is the better offensive team and Rhode Island is pretty banged up heading into this game. Look for the Rams offense to have issues and that will lead to Davidson coming away with another victory. Back Davidson to win this game and cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Davidson -6.5

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