Georgia State Panthers vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Rhode Island Rams try to run the Georgia State Panthers off the court at Thomas Ryan Center in college hoops action.
The Rams currently sports a 3-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Panthers are 5-6 and 3-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rams produce a 1-1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 2-2 against the number.
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams - Panthers odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 131 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Georgia State is at No. 265. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-61 win for the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 291 in NCAA hoops at 31.9 per game. Contrast that with Rhode Island’s No. 254 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rhode Island is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Georgia State rates No. 171 at 6.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia State owns the country's No. 149-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. Rhode Island, on the other hand, rates No. 313 in scoring at home.
Georgia State was a 69-67 loser in its last match at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Georgia State got 24 points from R.J. Hunter but lost anyway, 69-67, to Southern Miss on Tuesday at GSU Sports Arena.
Rhode Island won its last outing, a 72-50 result against Southern Methodist on December 15. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Rhode Island cruised to victory on Saturday, running Southern Methodist out of the gym and running up a 72-50 score at Thomas Ryan Center.
Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia Southern are 4-1
After playing Southern Miss are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Mary's are 1-0
After a win are 2-8
A few Panthers at Rams trends to consider:
Georgia State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rhode Island is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games at home
Rhode Island is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Georgia State at Georgia Southern, Saturday, December 29
Rhode Island at St. Mary's, Thursday, December 27