Rhode Island vs WVU 12/16/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:14 AM ET

On Sunday, the Rhode Island Rams visit Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut to play the West Virginia Mountaineers. Rhode Island pushed its record up to 4-3 on Saturday with a 79-63 victory over Holy Cross. The Rams were led by Cyril Langevine who scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Fatts Russell added 19 for the Rams in the win.

West Virginia improved to 6-3 on the season following a 69-59 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers Bettle Bolden led the Mountaineers with 18 points. The defensive game was won by the Mountaineers thanks to the turnovers they forced as Pitt turned the ball over 24 times that led to 22 West Virginia points. Four technical fouls were assessed during the first half due to rough play. Jeff Dowtin leads the Rams in scoring and assists with averages of 16.5 points and 3.9 assists per game. Cyril Langevine is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 15.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Rhode Island is shooting 39.9% from the field and 20.3% from 3-point territory.

Esa Ahmad leads West Virginia in scoring with an average of 15.1 points per game. James Bolden is the leader in assists with an average of 3.1 assists per game, while Sagaba Konate is the leader in rebounds with an average of 8.0 rebounds per game. West Virginia is shooting 43.5% from the field and 33.9% from 3-point territory.

Rhode Island has failed to cover each of its last 6 following a win ATS, each of its last 7 following a win straight up and 8 of its last 10 versus an opponent with a .600 winning percentage. The Rams have covered just 7 of the last 26 played on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, West Virginia Mountaineers win and cover ATS 78-67.

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