The Rams and Wildcats are set to face off at 2:30 ET on ESPN+. The Wildcats will host the game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 136.5 points, and the Wildcats are favored to win at home against the Rams.
RHODE ISLAND RAMS VS NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rhode Island Rams +8.5
This game will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena at 2:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE RHODE ISLAND RAMS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Even though we have Northwestern winning straight-up, we like Rhode Island at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Is a Win at Uncasville Possible for the Rams?
Rhode Island is undefeated at 3-0 heading into today’s game against Northwestern. All three of their games so far have been played at home. Against the spread, Rhode Island has a perfect 2-0 record thus far in the current season. Factoring in their performance from last year, Rhode Island is 5-4-1 against the spread in their last ten games.
Rhode Island’s games have, on average, featured 148.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 136.8 points so far. The Rams’ last five games have culminated with an average of 70 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
The Rhode Island offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Wagner. Overall their field goal percentage was 52% while connecting on 2 threes. One area that the Rhode Island offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 44th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 53%.
Coming into today’s game, the Rhode Island defense is giving up an average of 67.7 points per contest. In today’s game, the Rhode Island defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 2 three-pointers while giving up 53 points.
Will the Northwestern Defense Show Up at Home?
So far, Northwestern has played three games and has a perfect 3-0 record. All of their games have been played at home. As of today’s game, Northwestern has a 0-2 record against the spread. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, Northwestern is 4-5-1 vs. the spread.
Northwestern comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 130.7 points per game so far. When analyzing the Wildcats’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
In their latest game, Northwestern offense put up 63 points against Western Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.1% and made 6 threes. Boo Buie is leading the team in scoring at 21 points per contest. Brooks Barnhizer has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17 going into the game.
At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 34th in the country, permitting 62.0 points per game. Against Western Michigan in their most recent game, the Northwestern defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Western Michigan to hit 45% of their shots.