Davidson vs. Rhode Island Pick
Can No. 18 Rhode Island keep rolling along in the Atlantic-10 Conference when the Rams host Davidson tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Rhode Island is the favorite in this game, as the Rams are getting odds of -7 points against Davidson. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 144 points. Tonight’s contest takes place from the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island and will air live on ESPN2.
Rhode Island has won all 11 A-10 games this year and is coming off an 81-68 win at VCU last weekend. The Rams are now 19-3 overall and 12-7-1 against the spread. URI is putting up 77.2 points per game this season while allowing 66.7 per contest. Jared Terrell is leading Rhode Island with 18 points per game while E.C. Matthews is adding 14 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.
Davidson has won three straight coming into today’s game, including a 91-62 win over St. Joe’s at home on Tuesday. The Wildcats are now 13-9 on the season, 8-3 in the A-10 and 11-9-1 against the spread. Davidson is putting up 76.8 points per game this season while allowing 66.9 per contest on defense. Peyton Aldridge is leading Davidson with 20.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Kellan Grady is adding 16.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
Rhode Island has won three straight meetings with Davidson, but the two are meeting for the first time this season. The Rams have covered in seven of their last 10 games, but Davidson is 7-2-1 ATS and the Wildcats are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games. Rhode Island struggled in its last game at home, beating Duquesne by just three. I think Davidson could take advantage of the Rams overlooking them and make this game interesting. The public betting is backing Rhode Island, but I will take Davidson with the points.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: DAVIDSON +7