Rams vs. Terrapins Prediction
The seventh-ranked Maryland Terrapins are double-digit favorites at home tonight against the Rhode Island Rams. Can Maryland cover the number or will Rhode Island make it competitive?
Saturday, November 9, 2019
XFINITY Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Terrapins are listed as an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with host Maryland. Check out our NCAA Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Rams win season opener
Rhode Island earned a 76-65 home win over Long Island Tuesday night to open its season. The Rams led 36-28 at halftime en route to the victory. Fatts Russell paced Rhode Island with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also accounted for seven assists, four rebounds and three steals. Cyril Langevine had 16 points to go with 15 boards. Tyrese Martin contributed 13 points, eight caroms and four assists. Jeff Dowtin tallied 13 points, six caroms and three dimes. Jacob Toppin added 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Terrapins topple Holy Cross
Maryland raced to a 95-71 home win Tuesday night over Holy Cross in its season opener. The Terrapins led 51-39 at halftime and continued to pour it on after the break. Jalen Smith led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also recorded 11 rebounds and three blocked shots. Darryl Morsell had 15 points plus five assists, four boards and three steals off the bench. Eric Ayala contributed 12 points and three rebounds. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 12 points, five dimes and four caroms.
NCAA Basketball Betting Trends
The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. Rhode Island is 0-5 ATS in its last five non-conference games.
The Terrapins are 34-16-4 ATS in their last 54 Saturday games. Maryland is 1-4 ATS in its last five home game.
Maryand isprimed for a strong season, but it faces a Rhode Island squad that is no slouch after going 18-15 a season ago and appears to be considerably better this season. I think the underdogs stay within the number tonight as it gives the Terrapins a good game on national television. This could be the kind of confidence-boosting game that propels the Rams' season forward.
NCAA BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: RHODE ISLAND RAMS +11.5