Richmond vs. Rhode Island Pick
Can No. 16 Rhode Island pick up another lopsided win in Atlantic-10 play when the Rams play host to Richmond tonight at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Rhode Island is favored in this game, as the Rams are getting odds of -15.5 points against Richmond. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 145 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.
Richmond is coming off a 97-88 loss at Stoney Brook for its second loss in three games. The Spiders are 9-15 overall, 7-5 in the A-10 and 11-11 against the spread. Richmond is averaging 69.8 points per game on offense while allowing 74.6 per game on defense. Grant Golden is leading the team with 16 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while Nick Sherod is adding 13.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
Rhode Island is off to a perfect 12-0 start in A-10 play following its 72-59 win over Davidson this past weekend. The Rams are 20-3 overall and 13-7-1 against the spread. URI is averaging 77 points per game on offense this season while allowing 66.4 per game on defense. Jared Terrell is leading Rhode Island with 17.5 points per game while E.C. Matthews is adding 13.5 points and 4 rebounds per game.
Rhode Island has won three of the last four meetings between these two, covering the spread in four of the last five meetings. Both teams have been covering as of late, as the Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last eight while Richmond is 7-1 ATS in that same span. Outside of a close game with Duquesne a few weeks ago, URI has taken care of business at home. The Rams’ defense has been hard to deal with and their offense is balanced with a lot of scoring options. The public betting is split on this game, but I will take Rhode Island to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: RHODE ISLAND -15.5