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Charlotte vs. Rhode Island - 12/24/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rhode Island Rams (5-4) vs. Charlotte 49ers (3-6)
Date & Time Monday December 24, 2018, 12:30 AM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -12.5 -- Over/Under: 134
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The Rhode Island Rams and Charlotte 49ers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Rhode Island Rams look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Rhode Island Rams are averaging 72.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Jeff Dowtin is averaging 16.8 points and 4.3 assists while Cyril Langevine is averaging 15.6 points and 10.6 rebounds. Fatts Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Christion Thompson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Rhode Island Rams are shooting 22.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rhode Island Rams are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Rhode Island Rams have lost three of their last five non-home games.

The Charlotte 49ers could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 58.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jon Davis is averaging 20.1 points and 4.3 assists while Malik Martin is averaging 9.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Cooper Robb is dishing 1.2 assists and Milos Supica is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have lost all four non-home games this season.

The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Monday games. The 49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games and 18-40 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-2 in 49ers last 8 neutral site games. The over is 4-0 in Rams last 4 neutral site games.

The Charlotte 49ers have been one of the worst covering teams in college basketball the last couple of years and are being otuscored by over 17 points on the road this season due to a lack of consistent offense. The Rhode Island Rams are capable of playing much better than what we've seen up to this point and usually beat up on teams they're supposed to beat up on. I'll take the Rams in a blowout victory, as backing Charlotte given its ATS history isn't an option.

Rhode Island Rams -12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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