Last Updated: 2017-03-06
The Rider Broncs visit Thomas M. Ryan Center to take on the Rhode Island Rams. Action gets underway at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday, Nov. 29.
The Rams are hoping for a better outcome after their 86-63 loss to Maryland on Wednesday. Jarvis Garrett had a good game for Rhode Island, contributing 13 points, six rebounds, and four assists. The Broncs are coming off a 67-56 win over Houston Baptist on Wednesday. Teddy Okereafor shot 5 for 9 and led in scoring with 16 points.
Rhode Island is a substantial 13-point favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 124 points. For updated lines, check out BTB’s College Basketball Odds.
The Rams have gone 3-2 Straight Up (SU) and 1-3 Against The Spread (ATS). The Rhode Island defense has been very good, only giving up 58.2 points per game. Teams really have to fight for three-pointers against the Rams, who have allowed only 4.0 three-pointers to opponents per game.
Across the court, the Broncs have records of 1-4 both ATS and SU. The Broncs allow just 63.0 points per game, ranking them 49th in the nation.
This game will be the first meeting for Rhode Island and Rider in recent seasons.
Predictions: SU Winner – URI, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Under
Rider is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road.
Rider is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider’s last 5 games on the road.
Rider averages 58.6 points per game, placing the team just 342nd in the nation. Rhode Island ranks 13th in points allowed, giving up 58.2 points per game.
Rider scores just 59.2 points per away game (ranked 279th). Rhode Island ranks 28th in points allowed at home, giving up 51.2 points.
The Rhode Island Rams average 66.6 possessions and .967 points per possession in games this season. The Rider Broncs average fewer possessions with 61.5, as well as fewer points per possession with .953.
Rhode Island averages an effective field goal percentage of 49.2%. Rider has not won a game this season when opponents have a similar or higher effective field goal percentage (0-2).
Rhode Island, the 72nd-ranked team in blocked shots, records an average of 4.8 per game. Rider does worse, ranked 277th with 2.4.
Ranked 21st, Rhode Island averages a forced turnover percentage of 24.9% this season. When the Rider Broncs suffer a turnover rate equal to or exceeding this, the team is winless with a 0-1 record.
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