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Saint Louis vs. Rhode Island - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rhode Island Rams (11-3) at Saint Louis Billikens (8-8)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)

The Line: Saint Louis Billikens +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

We have some A-10 college basketball action on the docket Tuesday night, as the Rhode Island Rams take on the Saint Louis Billikens from Chaifetz Arena. 

The Rhode Island Rams will look for another victory after winning 6 straight and 8 of 9 following an 81-60 victory over George Washington in their last outing. Jared Terrell led the team with 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting with 4 threes. Andre Berry came 2nd with 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting, while E.C. Matthews chipped in 12 points to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Rams in the win. Cyril Langevine led the team with 10 rebounds along with his 8 points, while Jeff Dowtin added 9 points with 9 assists in the winning effort. Terrell leads the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game while Dowtin leads the team in assists with 4.9 per game and Stanford Robinson leads the team in rebounding with 5.7 boards per game this season. As a team, Rhode Island is scoring 76.7 points per game on 46.4% shooting from the field, 36.5% from behind the arc and 69.3% from the foul line this season.

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Saint Louis vs. Rhode Island - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Saint Louis Billikens will look to build some momentum after notching their first conference win of the year in a 69-62 victory over Richmond in their last outing. DJ Foreman led the team with 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting, while Davell Roby added 15 points and 4 assists and Hasahn French added 14 points and a share of the team-high with 9 rebounds to round out the trio of Billikens to score in double digits in the win. Javon Bess added 8 points with 9 rebounds of his own, along with a team-high 7 assists and a pair of steals in the winning effort for the Billikens. Bess leads the team in scoring this season with 12.9 points per game while Jordan Goodwin leads the team in assists and rebounds with 3.4 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Saint Louis is scoring 64.7 points per game on 40.7% shooting from the field, 30.2% from behind the arc and 66.3% from the foul line this season.

Rhode Island is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 conference matchups and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 road games while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 games following a win. Saint Louis is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 9-1 in their last 10 Tuesday games. Rhode Island is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Saint Louis. 

Both of these teams have been in solid form ATS as of late. However the Rams have been in better form overall, and have killed the number in conference and haven’t been afraid to go on the road and get the job done this season. Not to mention, the Rams have downright owned Saint Louis against the spread, including covering the last 5 meetings on the Billikens’ home court. I’d like to take Saint Louis and the points at home, but there’s a reason the Billikens are the underdog here, and I think Rhode Island takes this one by double figures.

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