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Rhode Island Rams vs La Salle Explorers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Rhode Island Rams host La Salle on Wednesday, looking to build on their 9-3 mark against the 7-7 Explorers in college basketball betting action at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the La Salle Explorers before tip-off in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

La Salle Explorers vs Rhode Island Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rhode Island Rams are 9-3 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs the number. The La Salle Explorers, meanwhile, are 7-7 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Rhode Island go 5-5 and the La Salle Explorers go 8-5 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 33 (Rhode Island) and the No. 146 (La Salle) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rhode Island's No. 113-ranked scoring average of 76.58 PPG, against a La Salle Explorers defense rated No. 132 and allowing 70.79 PPG. The Rhode Island Rams FG% has averaged 46.34% to date this season, more than the La Salle Explorers shooters have managed so far (42.82% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Explorers blew out Saint Louis on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-60 win at Tom Gola Arena.

The Rams got 18 points from E.C. Matthews as Rhode Island ran past George Mason 83-64 on Saturday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Betting Trends
  • La Salle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • La Salle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Rhode Island
  • La Salle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rhode Island
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of La Salle's last 13 games when playing Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island is 6-1 SU in its last 7 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 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing La Salle

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle home to VCU, Saturday, January 6th
Rhode Island at George Washington, Saturday, January 6th