Rhode Island at UMass: 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Rhode Island at UMass: 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Alan Hubbard

UMass Minutemen (7-8) vs Rhode Island Rams (10-4)

Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm (William D. Mullins Center)

Betting Odds: UMass Minutemen +3 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Rhode Island Rams will visit the UMass Minutemen in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Afternoon. 

The Rhode Island Rams are coming off of a 11 point win over St. Joe’s in their last time out. Makhel Mitchell had 15 points to lead Rhode Island in the win. Jeremy Sheppard had 13 points and six assists for the Rams. Makhi Mitchell added 12 points and Malik Martin had nine points and 12 rebounds.

The Rhode Island Rams are led in scoring by Jeremy Sheppard who averages 11.6 points and 3 rebounds for this team. Makhel Mitchell averages 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds a night. Makhi Mitchell the third leading scorer for the Rams as he averages 10 points a game for this team.

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The Rams are averaging 71.1 points per game on 48.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 62.6 points per game. They are shooting 70.1% from the free throw line. 

The UMass Minutemen are coming off of a 10 point loss to Davidson in their last time out. T.J. Weeks Jr. tied a season high with 21 points and had seven rebounds for the Minutemen. Noah Fernandes added 19 points and nine assists. Rich Kelly had 14 points in the loss.

The UMass Minutemen are led in scoring by Noah Fernandes who averages 16.2 points and 3.4 rebounds for this team. Rich Kelly averages 13.3 points and 1.8 rebounds a game for this team. CJ Kelly is the third leading scorer for the Minutemen as he averages 13 points a game for this team.

The Minutemen are averaging 77.9 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 78.1 points per game. They are shooting 73.6% from the free throw line. 

The Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and the Minutemen are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win. Rhode Island should be able to win and cover on the road in this short line. UMass has struggled to beat good teams and can’t beat bad teams by a lot because they play no defense. The Rams are the better defensive team and I’ll lay the points with them in this one.

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Clayton’s Pick Rhode Island -3

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