Saint Joseph's Hawks host Rhode Island Rams in college basketball action

Rhode Island RamsSaint Joseph's Hawks
March 6, 7:00 PM | Hagan Arena

Rhode Island Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds

8-19TEAM RECORD16-11

The visiting Rhode Island Rams hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Hagan Arena against the Saint Joseph's Hawks.

Saint Joseph's will face the 8-19 Rams, who own a 13-11-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hawks are 11-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rams are 9-10-1 favoring the OVER.

View Rhode Island vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Saint Joseph's opened as 10-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 218-rated Rhode Island taking on the No. 77-rated Hawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-61 win for the Hawks on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rams rank No. 278 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.2 per game. That compares with Saint Joseph's’s No. 156 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Joseph's is college basketball's No. 78-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Rams rate No. 138 with 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rhode Island owns the country's No. 221-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Saint Joseph's, on the other hand, rates No. 175 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were a 76-70 loser as they battled Temple on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. Xavier Munford chucked in a team-high 30 points for Rhode Island on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 76-70 at Liacouras Center.

Saint Joseph's won its last outing, an 82-56 result against Fordham on March 2. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. The battle between the Hawks and Rams didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Fordham was handed an 82-56 defeat on Saturday at Hagan Arena.

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Massachusetts are 8-2
After playing Temple are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 5-4
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Rams at Hawks trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
Rhode Island is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Saint Joseph's last 7 games when playing Rhode Island
Saint Joseph's is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Rhode Island
Saint Joseph's is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Rhode Island

Next up:
Rhode Island home to Massachusetts, Saturday, March 9
Saint Joseph's home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 9

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