La Salle vs Rhode Island Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/7/23
Rhode Island Rams (9-21) vs. La Salle Explorers (13-18)
March 7, 2023 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: La Salle Explorers -1 / Rhode Island Rams +1 ; Over/Under: 139.5
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The Rhode Island Rams and the La Salle Explorers meet Tuesday in Atlantic 10 Tournament college basketball action from Barclays Center. Rhode Island is sitting at 9-21 overall this year. The Rams lost to Davidson in their last game. As for La Salle, they’re sitting at 13-18 this season and coming off a loss to Loyola IL. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Rhode Island Rams
Rhode Island stood at 8-15 after their first 23 games this year. The Rams closed out the season on a rough 1-6 stretch, falling to George Mason, VCU, George Washington, UMass, Fordham and Davidson alongside a lone win over Loyola IL.
Back on Saturday versus Davidson, Rhode Island took a 20-18 deficit into the second half. The Rams were outscored 48-36 from there and lost 68-54. Tops in scoring was Ishmael Leggett on 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.
La Salle Explorers
Over on the La Salle side, they were 11-13 at the 24-game mark this season. The Explorers finished off with a 2-5 stretch, falling to George Mason, Duquesne, George Washington, Dayton and Loyola IL after wins over UMass and Richmond.
In their Saturday game versus Loyola IL, La Salle was down 38-29 in the locker room. The Explorers managed a 44-38 second half but couldn’t come back in a 76-73 loss. Jhamir Brickus scored 18 points in the defeat, and Josh Nickelberry added 17 points.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll stick with La Salle here. Granted, there’s not a lot to like about this one as both teams are struggling right now—it’ll be a competitive game, though. The Explorers have at least been scoring pretty well with 66 or more points in 10 of their last 11 outings, but they’re still sitting on a five-game losing streak. These teams have met twice this season, with the home team taking the victory each time. First was a 77-75 La Salle win back on January 7, then a 72-70 Rhode Island win in the January 28 game. This one’s sure to be a tight matchup as well. I like La Salle a little better but you could easily make a case either way.