Rhode Island vs. Davidson - 3/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (20-11) at Rhode Island Rams (25-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -3 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
On Sunday from Verizon Center, we’ve got Atlantic 10 Tournament action coming as the Davidson Wildcats and the Rhode Island Rams meet up on the college basketball court.
Davidson enters this game at 20-11 overall. After a sketchy 5-7 start, the Wildcats have since played well in the 2018 calendar year, with just four losses so far. Currently Davidson sits on a three-game win streak.
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The Wildcats punched their ticket to this round of the tournament with a Saturday win over St. Bonaventure 82-70. In that one, Davidson’s leading scorer was Peyton Aldridge with 24 points and seven rebounds. Kellan Grady also had a nice game with 23 points.
Over on the Rhode Island side, they’re sitting at 25-6 on the season. The Rams started out at 5-3, then rattled off 16 straight wins. The Rams stumbled a bit heading into postseason play, however.
In the Rams’ 90-87 comeback win over St. Josephs on Saturday, their lead scorer was forward Andre Berry with 18 points, four rebounds and nine assists. Rhode Island guard Jeff Dowtin also had a nice outing with 16 points and 10 assists alongside six rebounds.
Rhode Island is 22-10 ATS in their last 32 games as a favorite, and 7-2 ATS in their last nine neutral-site games. The Rams are also 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5 and the over is 6-2 in their last eight neutral-site games.
Meanwhile, Davidson is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog and 10-3-1 ATS in the last 13 following a straight-up win. the Wildcats are also 6-2 ATS in the last eight neutral-site games and 5-1 in the last six games versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
This should be a fun game. These teams have split the season series so far, with Rhode Island winning at home on February 9 72-59 and the Wildcats taking a 63-61 win on March 2 at their place. Considering Rhode Island limped into the tournament with three losses in five games, I’m leaning toward Davidson to cover here.