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Jan 2, 1:00 PM | Conte Forum

Rhode Island Rams vs Boston College Eagles Odds

2-12TEAM RECORD5-8

The Boston College Eagles host Rhode Island on Monday, looking to build on their 5-8 mark against the 2-12 Rams in college hoops action at Conte Forum.

Boston College battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 2-12 mark (5-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Eagles and 6-7 for the Rams.

View Rhode Island vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rams listed as 3-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 306 and the Rams at No. 243 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-60 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rams rank No. 70 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.8 per game. That compares with Boston College’s No. 312 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston College is college basketball's No. 79-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Rams rate No. 266 with 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Rhode Island features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.5 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Rhode Island was a 65-54 loser in its last match on the road against Central Florida. They covered the 11.5–point spread as underdogs. The Rams got 21 points from Mike Powell, but it was Central Florida that prevailed in a 65-54 final on Friday at UCF Arena.

Boston College lost its last outing, a 67-46 result against Harvard on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog. Boston College was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Harvard and falling by a 67-46 score at Conte Forum.

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina are 5-5
After playing Harvard are 3-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rams at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games on the road
Rhode Island is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston College is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Boston College is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Rhode Island home to Richmond, Saturday, January 7
Boston College at North Carolina, Saturday, January 7

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