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Saint Louis Billikens Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Rhode Island Rams

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Rhode Island when they take on the Saint Louis Billikens on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Saint Louis Billikens betting line as 15-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Rhode Island Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rhode Island Rams will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 5-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Saint Louis Billikens are 4-6 ATS. Rhode Island Rams are 5-6 on betting the total; Saint Louis Billikens are 3-7.

The Billikens - Rams odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Louis is rated No. 290 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rhode Island is at No. 43.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 259-ranked offense, averaging 61.17 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 54 at 65.17 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 39.2% so far, less than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rams got 23 points from E.C. Matthews as Rhode Island ran past William & Mary 73-62 on Thursday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Saint Louis got 17 points from Davell Roby but lost anyway, 66-55, to Winthrop on Thursday at SLU University Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rhode Island is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Rhode Island is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Rhode Island is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games on the road
  • Saint Louis is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Saint Louis is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Saint Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rhode Island
  • Saint Louis is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Rhode Island

Next Betting Matchups

Rhode Island home to Saint Joseph's, Tuesday, January 3rd
Saint Louis at La Salle, Wednesday, January 4th