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Rhode Island seeks a ninth straight win

The Rhode Island Rams are 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS over their last eight games heading into March Madness. The Rams will try to keep things rolling in their first tournament appearance since 1999 with a win over the Creighton Blue Jays.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Creighton's last seven games.
  • Creighton is 1-5 ATS in its last six games against teams with winning records.
  • Rhode Island is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.

Rhode Island was fantastic on defense all season long, ranking 32nd in the nation allowing only 64.9 points per game. That defense was dialed up in a 3-0 SU and ATS run through the Atlantic 10 tournament in which the Rams never allowed more than 63 points. The Rams will now try to snap an 0-13 SU losing streak against Big East opponents.

Creighton jumped out to an 18-1 SU and 13-3-1 ATS start, climbing to as high as No. 7 in the AP Top 25 poll in the process. That run gave Creighton enough on its resume to earn a trip to the postseason despite a 6-9 SU and ATS slump to end the season.

While the Blue Jays had some struggles as an underdog, they have been dominant in their last 27 games as a favorite with a 23-4 SU and 19-7-1 ATS record.

Rhode Island Rams vs Creighton Bluejays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Rhode Island Rams have watched them go 24-9 and 18-14 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Creighton Bluejays are at 25-9 and 19-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Creighton Bluejays are 13-18-1, while the Rhode Island Rams have a 16-15-1 mark.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 41-rated Rhode Island Rams taking on the No. 141-rated Creighton Bluejays in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rhode Island is ranked No. 71 in NCAA basketball at 37.39 per game. Contrast that with Creighton's No. 177 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 55-ranked team in the country at 8.74 per game, while Rhode Island rates No. 215 at 6.27 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rhode Island got 20 points from Jared Terrell en route to a 70-63 victory over VCU on Sunday at PPG Paints Arena.

The Bluejays endured a 74-60 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Marcus Foster at Madison Square Garden.

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