Rhode Island Rams and VCU… um… Rams… will clash tonight. VCU has been the better team at the end of the hour, as Rhode Island will be looking to get out of their five-game losing streak.
Let’s start with the odds via WynnBET.
Rhode Island recently got on the fight bus. They have lost five games in a row and lost 1-5 by margin in their last six games. They play a slow defensive basketball, with adjusted tempo ranked 236th and adjusted defensive efficiency ranked 41st. They keep their scoring performance low, holding their opponents to 63.5 points per game. (32nd), and excels in effective goalscoring rate on the opponent’s field with 44.7% (15th).
However, their offense is not great. They scored 68.0 points per game (234th), terrible from the free throw only 65.1% (340th), and averaged just 5.4 three shots per game (333rd).
Guess what? Like a veritable clash of horn-locking fanatics, VCU and Rhode Island are almost perfect mirrors of each other. VCU holds the opponent to 60.1 points per game (10th), 43.7% effective scoring percentage (7th), not good in terms of attack with 63.3 points per game scored ( 322), and was only marginally better at the free-throw line with a 66.3% free throw rate.
Rhode Island only lost 1-4 at home in the last 5 home matches. Their attack is non-existent, and the talent of VCU, who have shown the ability to score in recent matches, is too much for the home team. I will go back to VCU to cover.
Pick: VCU -5.0 (-110)
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