Maryland Terrapins vs. Rhode Island Rams - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rhode Island Rams (3-1) at Maryland Terrapins (4-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Rhode Island Rams will play the Maryland Terrapins in a non-conference game played down in Cancun.
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-0 and are coming off of a win against Illinois State by a score of 77-66. Maryland had to come from behind in the second half again to secure the victory. Rasheed Sulaimon led the way for Maryland with 18 points and 4 steals. Melo Trimble scored 15 points and had 7 assists for Maryland as well. Maryland out rebounded their opponent by a total of 30-29 and had 12 assists in the victory. Maryland is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 62.8 points per game. Maryland is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Melo Trimble has led Maryland this season with 16 points per game and 4.3 assists per game. Jake Layman has averaged 13.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for Maryland. Maryland is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 30.1% on three-pointers, and 50.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Rhode Island Rams are 3-1 and are coming off of a win against TCU by a score of 66-60. Rhode Island struggled from the charity stripe in this game by going 21-33, but they were able to hold on for the win. Four McGlynn had 18 points for Rhode Island in this game. Hassan Martin had 14 points and 8 rebounds for Rhode Island. Rhode Island tied their opponent in rebounding with a total of 31 rebounds each, while Rhode Island also had 9 assists in the victory. Rhode Island is averaging 64.8 points per game while giving up 51.3 points per game. Rhode Island is also averaging 33.8 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per game. Four McGlynn has led Rhode Island with 13 points per game this season. Hassan Martin has led Rhode Island in rebounding with 6 rebounds per game, while scoring 12.5 points per game. Rhode Island is shooting 55.4% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 47.8% on all field goal attempts.
Maryland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Maryland is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the A-10. The under is 7-2 in Maryland’s last 9 games following an ATS loss. Rhode Island is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. Rhode Island is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Rhode Island’s last 4 games overall.
Maryland has been playing in close games to begin this season, and I expect another tight one here. Maryland has shown the ability to come back and win close games, which should benefit them down the road. Rhode Island is one of the better defensive teams in the nation, but also doesn’t score too much. I think Rhode Island’s poor free throw shooting will cost them here and Maryland will win this game.