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College Basketball Matchup - Rhode Island Rams Maine Black Bears Odds Preview

Maine Black BearsRhode Island Rams
Dec 4, 2:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Maine Black Bears vs Rhode Island Rams Odds


The Rhode Island Rams will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Maine Black Bears at Thomas Ryan Center on Sunday in NCAAB play.

The Rams sit at 1-6 (3-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Black Bears are currently 2-2 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rhode Island is 4-3 OU, and Maine is 0-0 OU.

View Maine vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rams rated this week at No. 232 and the Black Bears sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 87-67 result in favor of the Black Bears.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rhode Island's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (70.4 points per game) against a Black Bears defense that sits as the No. 216 at 68.5 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 41.8% from the field, less than the Black Bears have managed so far this season (49.2% on average).

Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.5 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Maine was an 85-80 loser in its last match on the road against Eastern Illinois. Gerald McLemore went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Eastern Illinois handed Maine an 85-80 defeat at Lantz Arena.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were a 65-56 loser as they battled Brown on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Rhode Island suffered a 65-56 loss against Brown on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jamal Wilson in a losing effort at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia Tech are 4-4
After playing Brown are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Black Bears at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Rhode Island's last 14 games at home
Rhode Island is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Rhode Island is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Maine at Notre Dame, Thursday, December 8
Rhode Island home to Virginia Tech, Wednesday, December 7