Rhode Island Rams vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Prediction 12/16/18

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The Rhode Island Rams (4-3) will square off against the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-3) at Mohegan Sun Arena. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018, and will air on CBS Sports Network.

Rhode Island Rams vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Mountaineers were beaten by the Buffalo Bulls, 99-94, 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. For those same stats, Bryant was 0.382 and 15.9, respectively. West Virginia, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-35; 71.4 percent). West Virginia’s Lamont West had a good outing, finishing with 22 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Rhode Island rallied around Jeff Dowtin, who put up 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of West Virginia. Dating back to last season, West Virginia ranks 326th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Rhode Island has forced the 34th-most turnovers in the country (22.8 percent).

Rhode Island vs. West Virginia Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – West Virginia, ATS Winner – Rhode Island, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • West Virginia ranks 46th in three pointers attempted per game (24.9) while Rhode Island ranks 218th (20.0).
  • The Mountaineers rank seventh in blocks per game (5.3) while the Rams rank 91st (3.6).
  • The Rams rank 54th in steals per game (7.4) while the Mountaineers rank 208th in steals allowed per game (6.2).
  • West Virginia ranks ninth in rebounds per game (38.8) while Rhode Island ranks 153rd (35.8).