Saint Louis vs Rhode Island Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

Rhode Island (12-19) vs Saint Louis (12-19)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Rhode Island +1.5 - Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Rhode Island Rams and the Saint Louis Billikens will meet in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship this Tuesday in Brooklyn from the Barclays Center on the USA Network. SLU comes in as 1.5-point favorites, with the total hovering 155.5. Stay tuned for our Saint Louis vs Rhode Island Prediction.  

Saint Louis Preview: How Long Will the Billikens Stay in Brooklyn?

Saint Louis closes at 12-19 after defeating St. Bonaventure on the road, 73-65. The Billikens outscored the Bonnies in both halves, and they’ll look to pick up another win in New York this Tuesday versus the Rams. SLU is scoring 75.0 points per game, on 45% shooting, while allowing 76.2 ppg, and they’re 4-6 over their previous ten games. 

SLU’s Impact Players

  • Richmond native Gibson Jimerson will face his hometown team in this contest, and he’s now second on the team at 14.5 ppg after carrying the load with Parker.  
  • Senior forward Terrence Hargrove Jr. scored 19 points in the narrow road loss to St. Joe’s, and he leads the Billikens in boards (5.6), while scoring 12.6 ppg.

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Rhode Island Preview: Can Rams Replicate Success in the Boroughs?

Rhode Island also finished at 12-19 after defeating Fordham in the Bronx, 58-50. URI used a fast start to win the battle of Rams on the road, and they’ll look to replicate that same result here in Brooklyn. URI is scoring 72.6 points per game, on 45.9% shooting, while allowing 76.2 ppg, and they’re 2-8 over their previous ten games. 

Rhode Island’s Impact Players

  • Richmond native Jaden House has hit the 22-point mark in two of the last four games, and he leads URI in scoring (15.2).  
  • Junior forward David Green led the way with 20 points in the February 1st win over La Salle, and he’s second on the team at 13.3 ppg and 4.5 rpg. 
  • Freshman forward David Fuchs posted a 23-point double-double in the Richmond defeat, and he leads Rhode Island in rebounding (6.9). 

Saint Louis vs Rhode Island Game Facts

  • Rhode Island leads the head-to-head series, 13-12, but Saint Louis has won five straight meetings. 
  • SLU is 12-18 against the spread, with a 18-12 O/U record
  • URI is 12-18 ATS, with a 18-12 over/under record.

Saint Louis vs Rhode Island Prediction

Saint Louis and Rhode Island faced off in a high-scoring clash a few weeks ago, but with this matchup taking place in the tournament, there’s a chance this go-round is played a bit slower. Neither team shines on the defensive end, but with the magic number sitting a bit high, I like testing these two squads to see if they can fill it up. The revenge arrow will be in Rhode Island’s favor, but let’s roll with the Under for this A-10 first round battle.

Corey’s Pick SLU/URI To Go UNDER

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