The Charleston Cougars (2-0) and their outstanding offense host the Rhode Island Rams (1-0) and their exceptional defense. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Rhode Island Rams vs. Charleston Cougars Betting Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Cougars won a close one over the Western Carolina Catamounts 77-74, while the Rams won big over the Bryant Bulldogs 97-63.
Rhode Island played a flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.576 and a turnover percentage of 10.9. Bryant put up marks of 0.382 and 15.9, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Charleston dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.222 and a turnover percentage of 15.0. Western Carolina was 0.123 and 18.2, respectively, for those same stats. Charleston received a boost from Grant Riller, who finished with 28 points. Jeff Dowtin had a good game for Rhode Island, contributing 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
The Rams won the lone game between these two teams last year, 68-62. Rhode Island’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Rams had 13 offensive rebounds and 39 total rebounds, while the Cougars had seven and 28, respectively.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Charleston takes on the top-notch defense of Rhode Island. Dating back to last season, the Cougars rank 48th in offensive efficiency, while the Rams are 57th in defensive efficiency.
Rhode Island Rams vs. Charleston Cougars ATS Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Rhode Island, ATS Winner – Rhode Island, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Rhode Island ranks 55th in assists per game (15.5) while Charleston ranks 276th (11.2).
- The Rams rank 184th in rebounds per game (35.0) while the Cougars rank 252nd (33.5).
- The Rams rank 50th in steals per game (7.3) while the Cougars rank 220th (5.4).
- Rhode Island ranks seventh in three pointers allowed per game (16.7) while Charleston ranks 99th (20.7).