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Rhode Island Rams vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Matchup Report

Saint Joseph's HawksRhode Island Rams
17-7February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Thomas M. Ryan Center11-15

The Rhode Island Rams will hit the floor running against the visiting Saint Joseph's Hawks Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Rhode Island battles the Hawks, currently sitting with a 17-7 mark (11-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-10 for the Rams and 8-12 for the Hawks.

View Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Rhode Island Rams Odds and Stats.

Rhode Island opened as 2.5-point underdogs 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.

The Rams - Hawks odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 260 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Joseph's is at No. 183.

Saint Joseph's was a 75-64 winner in its last match on the road against La Salle. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Saint Joseph's got 18 points from Langston Galloway en route to a 75-64 victory over La Salle on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were an 83-71 loser as they battled Duquesne at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. E.C. Matthews was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 4 rebounds but Duquesne still won, 83-71, over Rhode Island on Saturday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rhode Island's No. 205 nationally ranked offense (67.58 points per game) against a Hawks defense that sits as the No. 94 at 68.04 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 43.73% from the field, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46.36% on average).

A few Hawks at Rams trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Saint Joseph's is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's's last 5 games
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rhode Island is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Rhode Island is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Fordham, Saturday, February 22nd
Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, February 22nd