Bears open as college hoops underdog vs Rams
Brown Bears vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
The Rhode Island Rams will try to cover the spread at Thomas Ryan Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Brown Bears in NCAA basketball action.
The Rams currently sports a 4-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Bears are 4-7 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rams produce a 2-2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 2-0 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bears were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 227 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 313 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rams will win this game 59-57.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rhode Island's No. 283-rated squad against Brown's No. 183-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rhode Island rates No. 119 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 50 nationally with 7.7 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Brown owns the country's No. 121-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Rhode Island, on the other hand, rates No. 315 in scoring at home.
Brown lost its last outing, a 57-50 result against Albany on December 31. Brown suffered a 57-50 loss against Albany on Monday, getting 18 points from Tucker Halpern in a losing effort at SEFCU Arena.
Rhode Island was an 82-59 loser in its last match on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs. Rhode Island was run off the court by the Gaels on Thursday as St. Mary's routed them 82-59 at McKeon Pavilion.
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Niagara are 0-1
After playing Albany are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing St. Mary's are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bears at Rams trends to consider:
Brown is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Brown is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
Rhode Island is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brown
Rhode Island is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Brown
Rhode Island is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games at home
Rhode Island is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
Brown home to Niagara, Tuesday, January 8
Rhode Island at Richmond, Wednesday, January 9