Rhode Island vs. St. Bonaventure - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (11-4) at Rhode Island Rams (12-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 am (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some A-10 action on the hardwood Saturday morning, as the St. Bonaventure Bonnies visit the Rhode Island Rams in a college basketball matchup.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will try to build some momentum after putting up a 77-61 win over Fordham in their last outing. LaDarien Griffin led the team with 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting with 14 rebounds for the double-double, while Courtney Stockard added 13 points and 7 rebounds and Jaylen Adams added 10 points with 5 rebound to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Bonnies in the win. Matt Mobley added 8 points while dishing out a team-high 5 assists in the win as well. Mobley leads the team with an average of 17 points and 2.9 assists per game, while Griffin is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.1 boards per game this season. As a team, St. Bonaventure is scoring 76.9 points per game on 45.1% shooting from the field, 38.3% from behind the arc and 75.7% from the foul line this season.
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The Rhode Island Rams will look to remain unbeaten in conference play and add to their current 7 game winning streak after a 72-65 victory over Saint Louis last time out. Jared Terrell led the team with 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 3 triples, while Andre Berry added 17 points with 10 rebounds for the double-double and E.C. Matthews chipped in 10 to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Rams in the win. Jeff Dowtin also chipped in 6 points with a team-high 8 assists as well in the winning effort for Rhode Island. Terrell leads the Rams in scoring with 17.9 points per game, while Dowtin leads the way with 5.1 assists per game and Stanford Robinson is the team’s top assist man with 5.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Rhode Island is scoring 76.4 points per game on 46.4% shooting from the field, 36.3% from behind the arc and 69.6% from the foul line this season.
St. Bonaventure is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 conference matchups while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Rhode Island is 6-1 ATS in their lsat 7 conference matchups and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win. St. Bonaventure is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings between the two at Rhode Island.
To be honest, this like is exactly where I thought it would be, around 6-7 points, and while I was first considering laying the points with the Rams who are in great form as of late, the Bonnies have had the bulk of the success ATS in this matchup, and are good enough to keep this one close, so I’ll take the points with St. Bonaventure here.