Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Rams vs. Wildcats CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(9-3) Rhode Island Rams vs. Davidson Wildcats (11-2)
Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Belk Arena, Davidson, NC
CBB Moneyline Odds: Rams +180 | Wildcats -250
CBB Betting ATS Odds: URI +5.5 | DAV -5.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 139.5
The Rhode Island Rams will open Atlantic 10 play when they travel and take on the Davidson Wildcats this weekend.
Davidson will be favored to win as hosts here.
Rhode Island Rams
Rhode Island comes into A-10 play at 9-3, with solid non-conference over wins Harvard and Boston College. The Rams returned to play last Sunday after having their first three conference games postponed, but they still may have rust to shake off.
URI is an efficient team that plays from the inside-out. The Rams shoot 48.9% from the field, ranking 18th in the nation, and they block almost seven shots per game.
Jeremy Sheppard runs the offense from the lead guard spot. He scored a season-high 25 points in the road win over Milwaukee, and he leads Rhode Island in points (11.1) and assists (2.8).
The play of the Mitchell brothers up front will heavily factor into the outcome of this one. Mahki Mitchell double-doubled in the win over Milwaukee, and he leads URI in rebounding (6.9), while scoring 10.5 ppg.
Makhel Mitchell mans the middle, and causes a lot of trouble for opposing offenses. The 6’10 big man blocked a school-record eight shots in the win over Boston College, and he ranks sixth in the nation at 2.8 bpg.
Guards Ishmael Leggett and Ball State transfer Ish El-Amin round out a solid starting five. El-Amin is coming off a season-high 16 points.
Davidson has been on tear since starting the season 1-2. The Wildcats have ripped off 10 straight wins, including a strong-road victory over Alabama. This team has a chance to be very profitable and surprising as the season grows on.
The Wildcats are one of the most efficient teams in the country, scoring 78.8 ppg, while shooting 50.1% from the field, and 42.7% from deep.
Their powered by the international tandem of Hyunjung Lee and veteran Luka Brajkovic. Lee posted his fourth double-double of the season in the win over St. Joe’s and he leads the team in scoring (17.5) and rebounding (6.7).
Brajkovic remains consistent as ever in year four. The 6’10 big is averaging career-bests of 12.1 ppg and 2.4 apg, while tying the team lead with 6.7 rpg.
Foster Loyer is fittingly a Curry-esque sniper. The Michigan State transfer scored a career-high 35 points and hit eight threes in the win over Northeastern, and his scoring average is up a whopping 13 points, up to 16.2 ppg.
Michael Jones joins him in the backcourt, averages 12.8 ppg and he scored a season-high 21 points in the win over Alabama.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Davidson is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
- URI is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Under is 4-1 in the Rams last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Free Rhode Island Rams vs. Davidson Wildcats NCAAB Prediction: Davidson to Cover
This potential Atlantic 10 championship should be hard-fought and it should present the Wildcats with a chance to flex their muscle at home early.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Davidson -5.5
If Davidson makes Rhode Island play at their pace, then the Rams could be in for a long night. They just don’t possess the same level of talent offensively, and we like Davidson at home during this current stretch of play.
Take Davidson’s spread for this A10 battle..
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