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College basketball point spread favors Billikens in battle with Rams

Saint Louis BillikensRhode Island Rams
13-2January 07, 2014, 07:00 | Thomas M. Ryan Center9-6

The visiting Saint Louis Billikens hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Thomas M. Ryan Center against the Rhode Island Rams.

Supporters of the Billikens have watched them go 13-2 and 5-7 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 9-6 and 6-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 4-6, while the Billikens have a 4-8 mark.

View Saint Louis Billikens vs Rhode Island Rams Odds and Stats.

The Billikens were listed as -7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Rams sit at No. 218 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Billikens sit at No. 25 on the same chart.

Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 75-55 winner as they battled Yale at home. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. The Billikens blew out Yale on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-55 win at Chaifetz Arena.

Rhode Island was a 74-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Rams grabbed a 74-70 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from E.C. Matthews at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rhode Island's No. 111-rated squad against Saint Louis's No. 112-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rhode Island rates No. 209 in the country with 5.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 151 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Next up:
Saint Louis at Dayton, Saturday, January 11th
Rhode Island at George Washington, Saturday, January 11th