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Rhode Island vs Bucknell 12/22/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Bucknell Bison vs Rhode Island Rams
Date & Time: 12/23/2018, 3:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: URI -6 Total 141
TV Channel: ESPN 3

The Rhode Island Rams visit Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday to play the Bucknell Bison. The Rams upset West Virginia 83-70 to move to 5-3 on the season. Fatts Russell and Jeff Dowtin led the Rams with 18 points apiece. The win was Rhode Island’s second straight.

Bucknell dropped to 4-4 on the season with an 85-56 loss to Saint Mary’s on Wednesday. The Bison trailed by just 14 points at the half, but poor shooting in the second half resulted in a 29-point loss. Bruce Moore led the Bison with 18 points, while Kimbal MacKenzie chipped in with 14 points. The Bison shot 35% for the night or 10% less than what they average for the season.
Jeff Dowtin leads the Rams in scoring and assists with averages of 16.8 points and 4.3 assists per game. Cyril Langevine is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 15.6 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Rhode Island is shooting 40.7% from the field and 21.3% from 3-point territory.

Kimbal MacKenzie is the leading scorer for Bucknell with an average of 15.6 points per game. Nate Sestina is second on Bucknell in scoring and first in rebounding with averages of 14.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jimmy Sotos leads the Bison in assists with an average of 5.0 per game. Bucknell is shooting 43.8% from the field and 34.9% from 3-point territory.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Rhode Island is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 on neutral courts

The OVER has cashed in 10 of the Rams last 14 on Saturday

Bucknell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 on Saturday

The OVER has cashed in 10 of the Bison’s last 14 non-conference games

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Rhode Island Rams -6

Rhode Island is coming off a big win over West Virginia. The Rams have covered 9 of the last 13 played on a neutral court. Bucknell is coming off a big loss at the hands of Saint Mary’s. Rhode Island has two top players in Cyril Langevine and Jeff Dowtin who will give the Bison fits all game. Final Score Prediction, Rhode Island Rams win and cover ATS 77-67.


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