The Rhode Island Rams (3-0) travel to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats (3-0) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:30 ET.
The Rhode Island Rams Are Coming Off A Win
Rhode Island will be playing their fourth game of the season and currently have a perfect 3-0 record. In their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, Rhode Island has a record of 1-9. Rhode Island enters today’s game with a 2-0 ATS record. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Rhode Island has gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.
In three games, Rhode Island comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 148.7 points per game. The Rams have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 70 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
The Northwestern Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win
Northwestern remains undefeated at 3-0 after their most recent victory against Western Michigan, which they won by a score of 63-59. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Northwestern has an even 5-5 record. As of today’s game, Northwestern has a 0-2 record against the spread. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Northwestern is 4-5-1 when it comes to covering the spread.
After three games, Northwestern has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 130.7 points per game so far. The Wildcats’ last five games have finished with a combined 69 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Rhode Island Offense Breakdown
Against Wagner, the Rhode Island had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 81 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 52% in the game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Rams offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 14.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 53%.
|Jaden House (G)||20.7||3.7||0.7|
|Zek Montgomery (G)||14.7||6.3||3.7|
|Jeremy Foumena (C)||12.0||5.7||1.3|
Northwestern Offense Breakdown
Coming off their recent game, the Northwestern offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against Western Michigan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.1%, and they made 6 threes. Coming into the game, the Wildcats offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 27%. On average, they get up 19.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.7 made free-throws.
|Boo Buie (G)||21.0||1.3||3.7|
|Brooks Barnhizer (G)||17.0||10.0||2.7|
|Ryan Langborg (G)||12.7||2.0||2.0|
Rhode Island Team Defense
This season, the Rhode Island defense has been impressive, holding the 67th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.7 points per contest. The Rhode Island defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 53 points and allowed Wagner to connect on 2 threes.
Northwestern Team Defense
At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 34th, allowing 62.0 points per game. Against Western Michigan in their most recent game, the Northwestern defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Western Michigan to hit 45% of their shots.
Rams vs Wildcats Trends
- Rhode Island has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 68 points per game while allowing 75. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Northwestern has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 63 points per game while allowing 65. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Rhode Island has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Against the spread, the Wildcats have put together 0-2-1 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-0 straight up.
For a point-spread wager in this Wildcats vs. Wildcats game, we suggest taking the Wildcats at -8.5. Even though our predictions have the Wildcats winning 73-69, we see the Rams as the better choice on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 136.5, and our model projects the Rams and Wildcats to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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