Looking to win big? The Rams and Bonnies face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bonnies are hosting the game at Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 142.5 points, and the Bonnies are favored to win at home against the Rams.

RHODE ISLAND RAMS VS ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rhode Island Rams +8.5

This game will be played at Reilly Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.

WHY BET THE RHODE ISLAND RAMS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bonnies.
  • Even though we have St. Bonaventure winning straight-up, we like Rhode Island at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Rams Win in Saint Bonaventure?

After starting the season with a 1-4 record on the road, Rhode Island has won four straight games and will look to continue that streak as they head to St. Bonaventure as 8.5-point underdogs. The Rams have gone 3-0 in Atlantic 10 play compared to a 6-7 record in non-conference games.

Overall, Rhode Island is 9-7, but they have a much better record at home (7-2) compared to on the road (1-4). So far this season, they have been the underdog in eight of their 16 games, going 4-4 in those games.

As the underdog, Rhode Island has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 4-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams have an ATS mark of 5-5. On the road, Rhode Island is just 1-4 vs. the spread this year and 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rhode Island games is 10-4. The average point total in their games this year is 148.4, which is higher than the average over/under line of 142.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points. This season, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 142.5.

The Rhode Island offense is coming off a game where they scored 89 points against Massachusetts. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.9% and connected on 14 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jaden House, who is averaging 14.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Zek Montgomery also maintains a PPG average of 11.1 heading into game.

At this time, the Rams’ defense is positioned 174th in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. St. Bonaventure. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.

Do the Bonnies Have What it Takes at Home?

St. Bonaventure will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they host Rhode Island. The Bonnies are 10-5 overall, including a 7-4 record at home. They have gone 1-2 in Atlantic 10 play compared to 9-3 in non-conference games.

So far, St. Bonaventure has been favored in 11 of their 15 games, going 8-3 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.0 compared to +12.2 on the road.

Overall, St. Bonaventure has gone just 7-8 against the spread this season. At home, they are 4-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bonnies have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

St. Bonaventure’s over/under record this season is 8-7 and today’s line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their recent matchup, the St. Bonaventure offense ended with 74 points against Fordham. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Chad Venning with 22 points. Charles Pride also added 18 points for the Bonnies.

At present, the Bonnies’ defense is nationally ranked 60th, allowing 66.3 points per game. St. Bonaventure will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Fordham to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.