Dayton vs. Rhode Island Pick
Will No. 18 Rhode Island have any trouble at home when it plays host to Dayton tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Rhode Island is favored in this game, as the Rams are getting odds of -12 points against Dayton. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 144.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island and will air live on ESPN2.
Rhode Island is coming off a 95-93 OT win at La Salle earlier this week to bounce back from its loss to St. Bonaventure last Friday. The Rams are 22-4 overall, 14-1 in the Atlantic 10 and 14-9-1 against the spread. URI is averaging 77.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing 67.8 per game. Jared Terrell is averaging 17.6 points per game to lead Rhode Island while E.C. Matthews is adding 13 points per contest.
Dayton has won two straight coming into today, but the Flyers have lost their last five on the road. Dayton is now 13-14 overall, 7-8 in the A-10 and 9-17-1 against the spread. The Flyers are putting up 73.1 points per game this season while allowing 73 per contest. Josh Cunningham is leading Dayton in scoring with 16.1 points per game. He also added 8.5 rebounds per contest. Darrell Davis is adding 15.9 points per contest.
Rhode Island won the first meeting this season on Jan. 20, 88-74 at Dayton. The Rams have had a few close calls as of late, but both game on the road. The Rams have covered in their last two home games and face a Dayton team that is just 1-8 on the road overall and 2-7 against the spread. Returning home should help the Rams get back to winning comfortably. They are a perfect 14-0 on their own floor and 9-3 against the spread. The public betting is backing the Rams as well.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS: RHODE ISLAND -12