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Dec 10, 2:00 PM | GSU Sports Arena

Rhode Island Rams vs Georgia State Panthers Odds

1-8TEAM RECORD6-3

Georgia State will look to improve on its 6-3 record on Saturday when they host Rhode Island in NCAAB odds action at GSU Sports Arena.

Supporters of the Rams have watched them go 1-8 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 6-3 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 2-4, while the Rams have a 5-3 mark.

View Rhode Island vs Georgia State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Panthers as 9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 191 and the Rams sitting at No. 200. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-61 result in favor of the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 64 in NCAA hoops at 38.7 per game. Contrast that with Georgia State’s No. 44 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia State is the No. 187-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Rhode Island rates No. 227 at 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Rhode Island features the nation's No. 331-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Georgia State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.

Rhode Island was a 78-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Nikola Malesevic scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 78-67 to Virginia Tech at Thomas Ryan Center on Wednesday).

Georgia State won its last outing, a 66-34 result against William & Mary on December 3. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. Georgia State cruised to victory on Saturday, running William & Mary out of the gym and running up a 66-34 score at GSU Sports Arena.

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Yale are 1-3
After playing Virginia Tech are 4-5
After a loss are 3-7

Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Utah Valley are 1-1
After playing William & Mary are 0-9
After a win are 6-4

A few Rams at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rhode Island's last 10 games on the road
Rhode Island is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Rhode Island home to Yale, Sunday, December 18
Georgia State at Utah Valley, Saturday, December 17

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