Rhode Island vs. Brown - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (4-2) at Rhode Island Rams (3-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on the hardwood between the Ivy League and the A-10 as the Brown Bears face off against the Rhode Island Rams in a college basketball matchup.
The Brown Bears come into this one looking to build on back-to-back victories that have them sitting at 4-2 this season following an 81-67 win over Bryant in their last outing. Brandon Anderson led the team with 24 points on 4 for 10 shooting with 3 triples and a 13 for 14 mark from the foul line, along with a team-high 5 assists. Zach Hunsaker came 2nd with 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting with 5 threes, while Desmond Cambridge added 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting with a pair of threes and 3 blocks to round out the scoring in double-digits for Brown in the win. Anderson leads the team with an average of 20.8 points and 4.2 assists per game, while Travis Fuller is the team’s top rebounder with 7.2 boards per game this season. As a team, Brown is scoring 83 points per game on 43.8% shooting from the field, 29.4% from behind the arc and 77.8% from the foul line this season.
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The Rhode Island Rams will look to avoid falling to .500 after a 70-55 loss to Virginia in their last outing sent the Rams to 3-2 this season. Andre Berry led the team with 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting with a team-high 7 rebounds, while Jarvis Garrett and Jared Terrell each added 11 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Rams in the loss. Garrett went 4 for 8 with 4 rebounds, while Terrell went 4 for 11 with a pair of threes, a pair of steals and a team-high 6 assists. Stanford Robinson added 8 points on a perfect 4 for 4 shooting with 3 steals, while Nicola Akele added a pair of rejections for URI. Terrell leads the Rams with an average of 19.6 points per game while Berry is the team’s leading rebounder with 4.6 boards per game and Jeff Dowtin leads the team in assists with 5 dimes per game this season. As a team, Rhode Island is scoring 76.6 points per game on 48.2% shooting from the field, 40.5% from behind the arc and 68.7% from the foul line this season.
Brown is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 road games. Rhode Island is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Brown comes into this one in better form with back-to-back wins, but also have losses to St. Francis and Stony Brook. Rhode Island’s two losses this season? Virginia and Nevada, a pair of high-seeded tournament teams from last season that are still quite talented. I think the Rams have the better team overall and should be able to take care of business with a win and cover over the Bears here.