Rhode Island Rams home to Southern Methodist Mustangs in NCAA Basketball betting action
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
Rhode Island looks to cover the Rams-Mustangs pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 2-7 mark when they host Southern Methodist in college basketball wagering action.
The Rams sport records of 2-7 and 4-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mustangs have 8-1 and 6-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Rams and 0-1 for the Mustangs.
The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 152-rated Rams and the No. 96-ranked Mustangs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-58 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mustangs rank No. 142 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.1 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 219 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 180-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Mustangs rate No. 281 with 4.8 per game.
Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 73-47 winner on the road against Hofstra. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist cruised to victory on Saturday, running Hofstra out of the gym and running up a 73-47 score at Hofstra Arena.
In their last action, Rhode Island was a 72-57 loser on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Rams endured a 72-57 loss at the hands of the Friars on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Jordan Hare at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 3-1
After a win are 6-4
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Georgia State are 0-1
After playing Providence are 10-0
After a loss are 3-7
A few Mustangs at Rams trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Rhode Island is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Rhode Island is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Methodist at Utah, Tuesday, December 18
Rhode Island home to Georgia State, Saturday, December 22