Brown Bears (5-2) at Rhode Island Rams (2-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -10 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Brown Bears will travel to the Ryan Center to take on the Rhode Island Rams this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Brown Bears won their 5th straight game and improved to 5-2 on the season after defeating the Bryant Bulldogs, 84-60, this past Sunday night. Brown dominated Bryant on both ends of the court and easily cruised to victory after a 14-0 rung gave the Bears a 30-10 lead with 6:06 left in the 1st half. Brown shot 55.4% from the field while holding Bryant to just 29.2% shooting from the field and 20.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bears was Desmond Cambridge who had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, and a steal.
On the season, Brown is averaging 81.6 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Brown has been led by Desmond Cambridge (15.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg), Brandon Anderson (12.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.9 spg), Tamenang Choh (11.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.9 bpg), and Obi Okolie (8.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.3 apg).
Defensively, Brown is allowing their opponents to average 69.6 ppg on 40.6% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of 0.6.
The Rhode Island Rams dropped to 2-2 on the season after being defeated by the Stony Brook Seawolves, 68-58, this past Saturday afternoon. Rhode Island struggled on the offensive end against Stony Brook and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 61-46 margin with just 5:01 left in the 2nd half. Rhode Island shot just 35.5% from the field and 8.3% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was Cyril Langevine who had a double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and a block.
On the season, Rhode Island is averaging 71.5 ppg on 41.1% shooting from the field. The Rams are averaging 5.5 three-pointers per game on 24.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Rhode Island has been led by Jeff Dowtin (18.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.5 apg), Fatts Russell (14.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.0 spg), Cyril Langevine (13.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.3 bpg), and Christion Thompson (9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.8 spg, 1.0 bpg).
Defensviely, Rhode Island is allowing their opponents to average 67.8 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Rams have a rebound margin of 2.8 and a turnover margin of 5.0.
The Bears are 77-0 ATS in their last 7 road games following three or more consecutive home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Rams are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Brown has reeled off some decent wins, even if it was agianst less than stellar competition, and has done a nice job pushing the offensive tempo as they rank 71st in scoring offense, 90th in FG%, and 140th in 3P-FG%. Rhode Island has some quality players left over from the Dan Hurley era, however, this is just not the same quality of Rams team we’ve come to expect in the past few years as Rhode Island has really struggled scoring the basketball as they rank just 244th in scoring offense and 296th in FG%. Rhode Island is the better team in this one and should have a huge advantage in the frontcourt against the Browns, however, the Bears have a solid backcourt in Cambridge & Anderson and I think they’ll be able to do enough in this one to cover with the double-digit points.