A10 foes will clash when the Rhode Island Rams (8-5, 0-1 A10) clash against the Davidson Wildcats (6-7, 0-1 A10) at the Thomas M. Ryan Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
Davidson Wildcats at Rhode Island Rams Odds Preview
The Wildcats lost to the Duquesne Dukes in their last outing, 71-64. Luka Brajkovic had a good performance for Davidson, putting up 10 points and 10 rebounds. Duquesne did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (13-17; 76.5 percent). Davidson, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (12.1 vs. 14.2).
In the Rams’ previous game, they were beaten by the Richmond Spiders, 69-61. Tyrese Martin led Rhode Island in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Richmond held the Rams to an effective field goal percentage of 0.379 (below their season average of 0.474). Rhode Island, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.167 vs. 0.076).
It will be a matchup of conflicting paces as the up-tempo Rams will look to push the more grind-it-out Wildcats. The Rams rank 23rd in possessions per game while the Wildcats are 324th.
This is the first time these teams will meet this year. The Wildcats won both matchups played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, Davidson won 75-66. Davidson did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (22-31; 71.0 percent). Rhode Island, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 5.9).
Davidson Wildcats at Rhode Island Rams Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Rhode Island, ATS Winner – Davidson, O/U – Under
Rhode Island ranks 27th in steals per game (9.0) while Davidson ranks 135th (6.2).
The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.4, up from 3.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (0.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.6 points per game (2.7 below their season average).