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Rhode Island vs. La Salle - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

La Salle Explorers (5-9) at Rhode Island Rams (10-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)

The Line: Rhode Island Rams -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: NBCS

The Rhode Island Rams and the La Salle Explorers face off on Saturday in Atlantic-10 college basketball action.

The Rhode Island Rams are 10-7 this season and 2-2 in A-10 play. Rhode Island is averaging 71.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Hassan Martin leads the Rams averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Four McGlynn is averaging 12.6 points, Jarvis Garrett is averaging 11.8 points, and Jared Terrell is averaging 10.9 points. URI has lost their last two games.

Rhode Island vs. La Salle - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The La Salle Explorers are 5-9 this season and they are 1-3 thus far in A-10 play. La Salle is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Jordan Price leads the Explorers averaging 22 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Cleon Roberts is averaging 13 points, Johnnie Shuler is averaging 9.9 points, and Tony Washington is averaging 7.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. La Salle has lost eight of their last nine games.

Rhode Island is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. La Salle is 5-2 against the spread against the A-10, 3-7 against the spread following a loss, and 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games. The favorite is 6-2-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings of these two.

Rhode Island seems to get more respect than they deserve and I look for La Salle to cover at the very least here. 

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La Salle Explorers -15.5

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