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Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, RI
When: Saturday, February 16, 2:00 PM. ET.
The Rhode Island Rams will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Fordham Rams on Saturday afternoon.
Rams Looking For Second Win In Conference Play
The Rams played well against non-conference opponents but they have struggled against Atlantic 10 teams and have one win in their first 11 conference games. They will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak and pick up their second conference win of the season when they face Rhode Island on Saturday.
Portley to Eyisi for an incredible DUNK! pic.twitter.com/kcAeEqsiwN
— Fordham Basketball (@FordhamMBB) February 13, 2019
Fordham has struggled offensively, averaging 68.4 points per game. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Nick Honor leads the way for the team with 15.9 points and three assists per game. Antwon Portley is averaging 12.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, while Jalen Cobb is averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
The Rams have done better on the defensive end and are holding opponents to 67 points per game, which is 68th in the country. They gave up 76.5 points per game in their last two games and will need a better effort to get the win on Saturday.
Rams Trying To End Slump
The Rams have struggled over the past two weeks, losing four of their last five games. They will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak and put an end to their slump when they face Fordham on Saturday.
WATCH: A tough home loss for #URI this afternoon to Dayton, the final score 77-48. This drops Rhode Island to 5-6 on the #A10 conference season. Poor offense and defense from the Rams, but Coach Cox says "all is not lost, more work needs to be put in." @RhodyMBB @GoRhodyRams pic.twitter.com/wH9EeXxSpM
— Niki Lattarulo (@NicoleLattarulo) February 10, 2019
Rhode Island hasn’t done a good job on offense, averaging 69 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range.
Jeff Dowtin leads the way for the Rams with 15.7 points and 3.9 assists per game. Cyril Langevine is averaging 14.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while Fatts Russell is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 assists per game.
The Rams have been better defensively, holding opponents to 67.1 points per game, which is 72nd in the country. They gave up 77 points in their last game and need to do a better job if they want to beat Fordham on Saturday.
Rhode Island is:
- 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic 10.
- 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Rhode Island has played well against the spread, winning seven of their last 10 home games following a double-digit loss and 11 of their last 16 home games against teams with losing records. Fordham has struggled against the spread, losing five of their last six games against Atlantic 10 opponents and seven of their last 11 road games.
Prediction: Rhode Island Rams
Full-Game Total Pick
The Fordham Rams have played under the total in three of their last five games. The Rhode Island Rams have played under the total in seven of their last nine home games and in five of their last seven home games against teams with losing records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Fordham Rams will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Rhode Island Rams in the first half of their last three games, averaging 37.3 points per game while Rhode Island averages 26 points per game.
Prediction: Fordham Rams
Half-Time Total Bet
Rhode Island and Fordham will play under the first half total in this game because they are averaging 63.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games.