Davidson Wildcats vs. Rhode Island Rams - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rhode Island Rams (15-12) at Davidson Wildcats (16-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Davidson Wildcats welcome the Rhode Island Rams to town in an Atlantic Ten tilt.
The Rhode Island Rams could win out and not crack the top four in the Atlantic Ten but they would be going to the postseason somewhere. The Rams prevented a three game skid with a 77-74 win versus visiting Duquesne as an 8.5 point favorite. The Rams were up seven heading to the locker room but held off a late Dukes rally behind nearly 55% shooting and eleven more makes at the stripe to negate Duquesne’s 51% marksmanship and eleven more shot attempts. Jared Terrell led URI with 20 points and five assists wit a 19 point effort coming from Hassan Martin. Jarvis Garrett added 17 points and eight helpers while Four McGlynn contributed eight points.
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The Davidson Wildcats are not the powerhouse they have been in recent seasons but a strong finish to the year could have the team competing for a top four finish in the Atlantic Ten. The Wildcats used a late rally to saddle visiting St. Joseph’s with a 99-93 defeat on Saturday for their 4th win in five contests. Defense was optional with both squads connecting in the 56% range. The Hawks posted seven more field goals but Davidson held a 29-10 advantage at the stripe to secure the ‘W’. Jack Gibbs exploded for a game high 35 points on 11-18 with Nathan Ekwu adding 18 points and eight rebounds. Peyton Aldridge tossed in 15 points while Brian Sullivan and Oakar Michelsen combined for 19 points and nine boards.
Rhode Island are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and are 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall while going 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 vs. Atlantic 10. Davidson are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and the over is 7-2 in their last 9 Tuesday games while the Wildcats are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 home games. I expected more chalk so this feels like a trap to me…