Betting on today’s Rams and Explorers game? Catch the action at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA, as the Explorers hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on USA. The over/under for this game is set at 153.5 points, and La Salle is favored by -3.5 vs. Rhode Island in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.

RHODE ISLAND RAMS VS LA SALLE EXPLORERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: La Salle Explorers -3.5

This game will be played at Tom Gola Arena at 12:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE LA SALLE EXPLORERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Explorers.
  • Not only will La Salle pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Rams Have What it Takes in Philadelphia?

Despite being just 11-15 on the season, Rhode Island has been the underdog in 16 of their 26 games this year. They have gone 5-11 in those games, including a 2-8 mark on the road.

Most recently, the Rams were defeated by Richmond, 85-77. That loss marked their third in a row, and they are just 1-4 in their last five road games.

As the underdog this season, Rhode Island has gone 7-9 vs. the spread. On the road, the Rams are 4-6 ATS this year and 10-13-1 overall. In their last three road games, Rhode Island has covered the spread each time, and over their last 10 road games, their ATS mark is 4-6.

Rhode Island’s over/under record for the season sits at 16-8, and today’s line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.2). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Rams’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74 points per contest. Jaden House is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.2. Meanwhile, Luis Kortright also brings a PPG average of 10.2 into the game.

So far, the Rams’ defense is ranked 279th in the country at 76.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. La Salle. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.

Are the Explorers Ready for a Home Win?

La Salle comes into this game with a 13-14 overall record, including a 4-10 record in Atlantic 10 play. They have won their last two games and are 7-2 when favored this season.

At home, the Explorers are 10-6 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +3.9 points per game.

La Salle’s ATS record for the year is 12-15, and they are 7-9 vs. the spread at home this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Explorers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for La Salle games is 13-14. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 144.6 and their games have had an average of 148.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

In their latest game, La Salle offense put up 72 points against St. Bonaventure. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51% and made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Explorers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 302nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 177th in percentage and 60th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Explorers’ defense holds the 243rd rank in the nation, allowing 74.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Rhode Island. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.9%.