Rhode Island vs. Kansas - 11/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (2-1) at Rhode Island Rams (3-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rhode Island Rams and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Thursday in Orlando in college basketball action.
The Rhode Island Rams are 3-0 this season and they are coming off of an upset win over a ranked Nebraska team on Saturday. URI is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor and their opponents are averaging 59 points and they shoot 37 percent from the floor. E.C. Mathews is averaging 16.3 points and 5.0 rebounds to lead the Rams. Hasaan Martin is averaging 15.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, Jared Terrell is averaging 11.7 points, and GIlvydas Biruta is averaging 9.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. Rhode Island hasn’t taken the easy route when it comes to scheduling.
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The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-1 this season with heir lone loss coming at the hands of number one Kentucky. Kansas is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 39.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 59 points per game and their opponents shoot 37 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds. Cliff Alexander is averaging 9.0 points and 5.3 rebounds, Frank mason is averaging 8.7 points, and Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds. Kansas’ schedule rates out to be the toughest in the nation.
Rhode Island is 7-0 against the spread in heir last seven games, 4-0-1 against the spread against the Big 12, and 13-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Kansas is 7-1 against the spread against the A-10, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games.
Kansas did not look good against Kentucky but they are stacked and I see URI keeping it close for 30 minutes by KU covering by the 40th minute.