The Wagner Seahawks and the Rhode Island Rams meet in college basketball action from the Ryan Center on Tuesday night.
Wagner Picks Up First Win
The Wagner Seahawks come into this one looking to build on their first win of the season in a 68-64 win over subdivision Molloy last time out. Melvin Council Jr. leads the Seahawks in scoring with 17 PPG along with 4.5 RPG and 2 APG while Tyje Kelton has 10 PPG with a team-high 7.5 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Wagner up to this point in the season, leading the Seahawks on the glass. Rahmir Moore has 8.5 PPG with 2 APG of his own and Rob Taylor II also has 8.5 PPG with 7 RPG in 17.5 MPG this season. As a team, Wagner is averaging 73.5 PPG on 40.3% shooting from the field, 26.7% from three and 73% from the foul line this season.
Rhode Island Starts 2-0
The Rhode Island Rams come into this game looking to build on their 93-80 win over Fairfield last time out to improve to 2-0 on the year. Jaden House leads the Rams in scoring with 23.5 PPG along with 3.5 RPG while Zek Montgomery has 15.5 PPG with 4 RPG and 2.5 APG. David Fuchs has 12.5 PPG with a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead URI on the glass with 2.5 APG as well and Jeremy Foumena has 10 PPG with 5 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Rhode Island so far this year. Always Wright has a team-high 6 APG to lead the Rams in the assist department this season. As a team, Rhode Island is averaging 87 PPG on 54.1% shooting from the field, 42.4% from three and 53.8% from the foul line this season.
I’m rolling with the under here. I think some regression is coming for Rhode Island as I know these Rams and that kind of production offensively is a bit out of the norm. Wagner plays at one of the slower paces in the country, and I think they’re going to force Rhode Island to play at their pace. I think Rhode Island is more likely to cover if forced to pick a side, but I will roll with the under instead.