Rhode Island vs. La Salle A-10 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 11 seed La Salle Explorers (13-18, 7-11 A-10) are 1.5-point underdogs in their A-10 Tournament matchup against the No. 14 seed Rhode Island Rams (9-21, 5-13 A-10) on Tuesday at Barclays Center, tipping off at 4:30 PM on ESPN+. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points.
Rhode Island vs. La Salle Odds
- Rhode Island odds to win: -122
- La Salle odds to win: +102
- Spread: Rhode Island (-1.5)
- Total: 139.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 4:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Brooklyn, New York
- Venue: Barclays Center
Who Will Win Rhode Island vs. La Salle?
Rhode Island and La Salle Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 1.5 points or more, Rhode Island has a 3-8 record against the spread.
La Salle is 9-9 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 3.6 fewer points per game (135.9) than this matchup’s over/under of 139.5 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.4 more points per game, 143.9, than this matchup’s over/under of 139.5 points.
The average point total for Rhode Island’s games this season is 2.6 fewer points than the total of 139.5 in this matchup.
The average over/under for Explorers games this season is 3.5 more points than the point total of 139.5 in this outing.
The Rams have a 12-18-0 record against the spread this season.
The Explorers’ ATS record is 16-15-0 this season.
Rhode Island Stats & Insights
Rhode Island has a -127 scoring differential, falling short by 4.3 points per game. It is putting up 66.3 points per game to rank 315th in college basketball and is allowing 70.6 per contest to rank 194th in college basketball.
Rhode Island grabs 32.7 rebounds per game (119th in college basketball) compared to the 32.6 of its opponents.
The Rams connect on 5.4 three-pointers per game (341st in college basketball), 1.2 fewer than their opponents (6.6).
Rhode Island records 84.9 points per 100 possessions (345th in college basketball), while giving up 90.3 points per 100 possessions (138th in college basketball).
In home games, the Rams are posting 3.5 more points per game (68.1) than they are in road games (64.6).
La Salle Stats & Insights
La Salle’s -114 scoring differential (being outscored by 3.7 points per game) is a result of putting up 69.6 points per game (228th in college basketball) while giving up 73.3 per outing (273rd in college basketball).
The 31.6 rebounds per game La Salle accumulates rank 184th in the country, 1.6 fewer than the 33.2 its opponents pull down.
La Salle knocks down 7.5 three-pointers per game (174th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 34.5% from deep, and its opponents shoot 35.3%.
La Salle’s 88.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 292nd in college basketball, and the 93.6 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 242nd in college basketball.
The Explorers are scoring fewer points at home (68.9 per game) than away (71.6).
Rhode Island Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Rams this season is Ishmael Leggett, who averages 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
Rhode Island’s leading rebounder is Malik Martin averaging 6.4 boards per game and its best passer is Brayon Freeman and his 2.8 assists per game.
The Rams get the most three-point shooting production out of Leggett, who knocks down 1.6 threes per game.
The Rhode Island steals leader is Leggett, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Martin, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.
La Salle Key Players to Watch
Khalil Brantley’s points (14 per game) and assists (four per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Explorers’ leaderboards.
Fousseyni Drame is at the top of the La Salle rebounding leaderboard with 5.6 rebounds per game. He also scores 9.1 points and tacks on 0.8 assists per game.
Josh Nickelberry knocks down 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Explorers.
La Salle’s leader in steals is Brantley with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Rokas Jocius with 0.9 per game.
Rhode Island vs. La Salle Prediction
- Pick ATS:
La Salle (+1.5)
- Pick OU:
Rhode Island 70, La Salle 69
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