Atlantic 10 Title Game Prediction
Will a red-hot Davidson team keep rolling this afternoon when the Wildcats take on No. 25 Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 title game?
Sunday, March 11, 2018
TV: CBS, 12:00 p.m. ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Rams are 2-point favorites to beat the Wildcats, who also opened at many online books as a 2.5-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 141.5 but was bet down to 139.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Rhode Island. As of Sunday morning, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rams to cover the 2-point spread. Meanwhile, 56% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: Davidson's motion offense is rolling right now and the Wildcats' 2-3 zone gave the Rams' fits earlier this season. While both offenses are hot, Rhode Island isn't playing much defense at the moment. After a solid defensive showing versus VCU, St. Joe's finished with 1.33 points per possession against the Rams on Saturday.
The Wildcats have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing a team with a winning record, and have cashed in eight of their last 12 games following an ATS win (with one push mixed in). On the other side, the Rams are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games and have failed to cover in 18 of their last 25 games played on Sunday.
ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT TITLE GAME PREDICTION: DAVIDSON WILDCATS +2