Rhode Island vs. Saint Louis - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rhode Island vs. Saint Louis - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Saint Louis Billikens (20-8) at Rhode Island Rams (20-7)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)

The Line: Rhode Island Rams -6 -- Over/Under: 138

TV: ESPNU

The Saint Louis Billikens and Rhode Island Rams meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Ryan Center.

The Saint Louis Billikens need a win after splitting their last six games. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 71.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Jordan Goodwin is averaging 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while Javonte Perkins is averaging 14.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Hasahn French is the third double-digit scorer and Gibson Jimerson is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 58.3 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Saint Louis Billikens have split their last six road games.

The Rhode Island Rams look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Rhode Island Rams are averaging 74.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Fatts Russell is averaging 19.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Jeff Dowtin is averaging 14.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Tyrese Martin is the third double-digit scorer and Cyril Langevine is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Rhode Island Rams are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rhode Island Rams are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Rhode Island Rams have won six straight home games.

The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Saint Louis Billikens are just 3-5 against the spread on the road, but they've proven they can win on the road, and you can argue they're playing better ball at the moment with 53.1 percent shooting from the field and 39.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Rhode Island Rams are playing great ball and are winning at home by an average of 9.3 points, but they're just 5-8 against the spread when favored by five or more points. I want the free buckets with a good Saint Louis team.

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Randy’s Pick Saint Louis Billikens +6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.