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Dec 7, 7:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Rhode Island Rams Odds


The Rhode Island Rams will hit the floor running against the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Rams bring a 1-7 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-3 Hokies, who are 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rhode Island go 4-3 so far and the Hokies go 2-5.

View Virginia Tech vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Rhode Island in this one will find them as 6-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 200 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hokies sit at No. 24 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hokies will win this game 77-62.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rhode Island's No. 125 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Hokies defense that sits as the No. 47 at 59.9 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 40.6% from the field, less than the Hokies have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.3 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech was a 69-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Virginia Tech suffered a 69-61 loss against Kansas State on Sunday, getting 15 points from Robert Brown in a losing effort at Cassell Coliseum.

In their last action, Rhode Island was a 76-74 loser at home against Maine. Nikola Malesevic scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 76-74 to Maine at Thomas Ryan Center on Sunday).

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-4
After playing Kansas State are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Maine are 0-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hokies at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rhode Island is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Virginia Tech
Rhode Island is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Norfolk State, Sunday, December 11
Rhode Island at Georgia State, Saturday, December 10