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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Rhode Island Rams in Battle with Saint Joseph's Hawks

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas M. Ryan Center Saturday as the Rhode Island Rams look to beat the odds vs the Saint Joseph's Hawks in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Rhode Island sat as -2-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Rhode Island Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Saint Joseph's Hawks have watched them go 17-3 and 13-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Rhode Island Rams are at 12-8 and 7-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Rhode Island Rams are 9-8-1, while the Saint Joseph's Hawks have a 8-10-1 mark.

The Rams - Hawks odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 50 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Joseph's is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rhode Island's No. 178-ranked offense, averaging 70.95 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 74 at 67.65 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saint Joseph's got 27 points and 27 rebounds from Isaiah Miles en route to a 78-70 victory over Massachusetts on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.

The Rams grabbed a 79-63 win over the Rams on Wednesday, behind a 25-point effort from Jared Terrell at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Joseph's is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Joseph's's last 6 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games
  • Rhode Island is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Rhode Island is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Rhode Island is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Saint Joseph's

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Joseph's home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 3rd
Rhode Island at Massachusetts, Tuesday, February 2nd

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