La Salle Explorers take on Rams in NCAA basketball test
La Salle Explorers vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for La Salle when they take on the Rhode Island Rams on Sunday in college hoops betting action.
Rhode Island will face the 18-7 Explorers, who own a 10-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rams are 7-10-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Explorers are 8-11-1 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Rhode Island sat as 7-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 226 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 88 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-62 victory for the Explorers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Explorers rank No. 271 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 283 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 149-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Explorers rate No. 54 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 327 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, La Salle was an 82-74 loser on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. La Salle suffered an 82-74 loss against Temple on Thursday, getting 18 points from Ramon Galloway in a losing effort at Liacouras Center.
In their last action, Rhode Island was a 55-42 loser at home against Xavier. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Rhode Island suffered a 55-42 loss against Xavier on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Xavier Munford in a losing effort at Thomas Ryan Center.
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Duquesne are 4-6
After playing Temple are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Temple are 9-1
After playing Xavier are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Explorers at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games on the road
La Salle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
La Salle is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games when playing La Salle
Rhode Island is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against La Salle
Rhode Island is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing La Salle
La Salle home to Duquesne, Saturday, March 2
Rhode Island at Temple, Saturday, March 2