Rhode Island Rams (1-0) vs College of Charleston Cougars (1-0)Date : 11/13/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : TD Arena-College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Rhode Island Rams vs College of Charleston Cougars
The Rams of Rhode Island will travel to TD Arena-College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, to battle the Cougars on Tuesday night at 7 pm EST. The Rams are coming off a 97-63 home win over the Bryant Bulldogs as they allowed the road team to shoot only 34% from the field along with 17% from the three point arc. On the other hand, they were led by Fatts Russell with 21 points for the game. The Cougars picked up a 77-74 road win over Western Carolina as the Catamounts allowed the Cougars to shoot 54% from the field for the day while Charleston also got 28 points from Grant Riller who went 11 of 17 from the field. They will both be looking to extend their early success on Tuesday night versus an opponent with a dangerous offensive attack.
Rhode Island Rams's Latest Performance :
Rhode Island allowed just 34% shooting to the Bryant Bulldogs on November 6th while also giving up just six of 34 three-point attempts for the night. In all, their defense was a huge catalyst in getting the win as much as their offense, which shot 48% from both the field and from three-point range. To describe it perfectly, the win was a team effort as Russell scored 24 points to lead the team along with Jeff Dowtin chipping in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the Rams.
Finally, the Rams allowed only two double digit scorers for the Bulldogs as Bryon Hawkins and Joe Kasperzyk scored 16 and 10 points, respectively. They will certainly have their hands cut out for them in their upcoming matchup as the Cougars put up 81 points in their last outing and will be looking to remain undefeated while maintaining their top ranking within the CAA standings.
College of Charleston Cougars's Latest Performance :
The Charleston Cougars battled for forty minutes with the Catamounts in their last outing while getting the slim victory in the end behind a Jarell Brantley buzzer beating three pointer to get the win. Brantley ended with 14 points in the game, however, Riller was the main catalyst for the win as he put up 28 points for the game while the Cougars shot well from the field in addition to hitting seven of 21 from long range. Charleston also allowed the Catamounts to shoot over 50% from the field, however, Western Carolina’s inability to shoot free throws (53%) really hurt their chances in this game. Nonetheless, the Cougars will look to face a team in the Rams that played very well on defense in their last outing and will be looking for a repeat performance on Tuesday.
How Rhode Island Rams & College of Charleston Cougars Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rhode Island is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 0-0
College of Charleston is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 0-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Each of these teams will have much to play for on Tuesday night. It is for this reason that one could certainly expect for the focus and intensity to be there throughout this matchup. Of course, the Rams will be looking to shut down the offensive fire power for the Cougars while Charleston will also look to better control a dangerous offense for the Rams that can really put points up in a hurry. In all, this will be a competitive game throughout as one can expect a back and forth affair to where momentum will swing back and forth.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Rhode Island Rams
My reason for the pick :
I am partial to defensive teams and with the Rams continuing to play effectively thus far, expect them to get a hard-fought win on Tuesday night versus a potentially dangerous team in College of Charleston. Of course, it will not be easy to contain Russell and company, however, the Rams will attempt to slow the game down to take the Cougars out of their comfort zone while making this a defensive ball game. With that being said, expect the Rams to come out with the slim victory in the end while calming down an up and coming team in the Cougars.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the under to be the play in this matchup as the Cougars, despite their recent success, can indeed go through lulls on offense to where they struggle to score. This, of course, will play into the hands of the Rams as they will certainly ensure that the total does not surpass its set mark for the game due to this vulnerability. Dating back to last year, the under has been the play in the last three home matchups for the Rams. With their overall defensive ability shown thus far, expect this to be the case in this matchup as well.
Betting trends for Rhode Island Rams:
- College of Charleston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- College of Charleston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Betting trends for College of Charleston Cougars:
- Rhode Island is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
- Rhode Island is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home