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Brown Bears vs. Rhode Island Rams - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rhode Island Rams (7-5) at Brown Bears (4-7)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)

The Line: Brown Bears -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 3

The Rhode Island Rams will travel to play the Brown Bears in a non-conference game on Wednesday.

The Brown Bears are 4-7 and are coming off of a win against Bethune-Cookman by a score of 81-73. Brown used a 12-1 run in the second half to pull away in this game. Tavon Blackmon had 20 points and 4 rebounds for Brown. Cedric Kuakumensah added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears. Brown was out rebounded by a total of 39-34 and had 22 assists in their victory. Brown is averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 75.4 points per game. Brown is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 13.5 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game, while Tavon Blackmon is averaging 11.7 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for Brown. Brown is shooting 70.3% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.

Brown Bears vs. Rhode Island Rams - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rhode Island Rams are 7-5 and are coming off of a loss to Old Dominion by a score of 71-65. Rhode Island trailed by 10 points at halftime and fell short in the comeback attempt. Jared Terrell had 15 points and 5 assists for Rhode Island. Kuran Iverson added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Rams. Rhode Island out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-33 and had 12 assists in their victory. Rhode Island is averaging 69 points per game while giving up 62.5 points per game. Rhode Island is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Kuran Iverson is averaging 11.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Jarvis Garrett is averaging 11.2 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Rhode Island. Rhode Island is shooting 62.1% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts. Rhode Island is without their leading scorer, Hassan Martin, for this game.

Rhode Island is 1-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. Rhode Island is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 5-2 in Rhode Island’s last 7 games. Brown is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the A-10. Brown is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 7-1 in Brown’s last 8 home games. Rhode Island is 5-1 ATS in theses two teams last 6 meetings.

Rhode Island has found success in their recent games against Brown, but will need to overcome their leading scorer not playing in this game. Rhode Island is a low scoring team that plays good defense. Brown also doesn’t score a lot, but their defense hasn’t been as good as Rhode Island’s. I like Brown at home to keep this close or even win this game.

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