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Rhode Island Rams take on Billikens in NCAA basketball test

Rhode Island RamsSaint Louis Billikens
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Rhode Island Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD12-4

Saint Louis will look to improve on its 12-4 record on Saturday when they host Rhode Island in NCAA basketball odds action at Chaifetz Arena.

The Rams will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Billikens are 6-8 ATS. Rhode Island is 2-5-1 on the totals; Saint Louis is 3-9.

View Rhode Island vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Saint Louis sat as 17-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Billikens - Rams odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Louis is rated No. 169 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rhode Island is at No. 146. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-58 win for the Billikens.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Saint Louis's No. 295-rated squad against Rhode Island's No. 252-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Saint Louis rates No. 183 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 168 nationally with 6.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rhode Island owns the country's No. 169-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 258 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were a 58-50 loser as they battled Charlotte at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Rams endured a 58-50 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Mike Powell at Thomas Ryan Center.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 64-54 loser on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Rob Loe scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Billikens to a win (they lost 64-54 to Temple at Liacouras Center on Saturday).

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing George Washington are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duquesne are 5-5
After playing Temple are 4-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Rams at Billikens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
Rhode Island is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
Rhode Island is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Rhode Island
Saint Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saint Louis's last 7 games when playing Rhode Island

Next up:
Rhode Island home to George Washington, Wednesday, January 23
Saint Louis at Duquesne, Wednesday, January 23