Rhode Island Rams visit St. Bonaventure Bonnies in college basketball clash

Rhode Island Rams St. Bonaventure Bonnies
11-16 February 22, 2014, 04:00 | Reilly Center 16-10



Reilly Center will host St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Rhode Island Rams action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Bonnies bring a 16-10 record (14-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-16 Rams, who are 12-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Bonaventure go 8-15 so far and the Rams go 11-11.

View Rhode Island Rams vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Odds and Stats.

The Bonnies were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Bonnies - Rams odds would favor the Bonnies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Bonaventure is rated No. 99 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rhode Island is at No. 260.

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In their last action, Rhode Island was a 57-54 loser at home against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. E.C. Matthews scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 57-54 to Saint Joseph's at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Wednesday).

St. Bonaventure was a 71-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duquesne. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. St. Bonaventure earned a 71-67 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Matthew Wright at Reilly Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Bonaventure's No. 74-ranked scoring average of 74.38 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 112 and allowing 68.78 PPG. The Bonnies FG% has averaged 45.91% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (43.51% per game).

A few Rams at Bonnies trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
St. Bonaventure is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Bonaventure's last 5 games at home
St. Bonaventure is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rhode Island


Next up:
Rhode Island at Massachusetts, Wednesday, February 26th
St. Bonaventure at La Salle, Wednesday, February 26th
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