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Rhode Island Rams vs Saint Louis Billikens Preview

Saint Louis BillikensRhode Island Rams
Feb 25, 2:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Saint Louis Billikens vs Rhode Island Rams Odds


The Rhode Island Rams host Saint Louis on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-23 mark against the 22-5 Billikens in college hoops action at Thomas Ryan Center.

The Rams bring a 5-23 record (9-16-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-5 Billikens, who are 14-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rhode Island go 15-12 so far and the Billikens go 11-11-1.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Rhode Island in this one will find them as 13.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 262-rated Rams and the No. 58-ranked Billikens, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-59 result in favor of the Billikens.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rhode Island has the nation's No. 176-rated offensive output, at 67.9 PPG. The visiting Billikens defense ranks No. 7 allowing on average 56.1 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 39.8% so far, less than the Billikens marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Louis won its last outing, a 66-46 result against Fordham on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 20.5-point favorite. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Saturday, running Fordham out of the gym and running up a 66-46 score at Chaifetz Arena.

In their last action, Rhode Island was an 81-61 loser on the road against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Rhode Island was run off the court by the Bonnies on Saturday as St. Bonaventure routed them 81-61 at Reilly Center.

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Xavier are 10-0
After playing Fordham are 3-3
After a win are 7-3

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Fordham are 3-7
After playing St. Bonaventure are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9

A few Billikens at Rams trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games on the road
Saint Louis is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing Saint Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games at home
Rhode Island is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rhode Island's last 9 games

Next up:
Saint Louis home to Xavier, Tuesday, February 28
Rhode Island home to Fordham, Wednesday, February 29