Rhode Island vs La Salle Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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The No. 14 seed Rhode Island Rams (9-21, 5-13 A-10) and the No. 11 seed La Salle Explorers (13-18, 7-11 A-10) will look to advance in the A-10 tournament on Tuesday as they square off at 4:30 PM.

The Rams play the Explorers in a game that Rhode Island is currently a slim favorite by 1.5 points. The game’s over/under is 139.5.

Rhode Island vs. La Salle Odds

Point Spread for Rhode Island vs. La Salle

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Rhode Island as the favorite.

Rhode Island vs. La Salle Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Rhode Island has -122 odds to pick up the win, while La Salle is listed at +102 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Rhode Island vs. La Salle Betting Trends

In Rhode Island’s 30 games this year, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Rams have won in six, or 54.5%, of the 11 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Rhode Island’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 31 set point totals.

In La Salle’s 31 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Explorers have won six of the 20 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (30%). La Salle’s games this year have hit the over 16 times in 31 opportunities (51.6%).

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Rhode Island vs. La Salle Key Players to Watch

Rhode Island

Ishmael Leggett averages 16.6 points and 2.4 assists per game — both team highs. He is also posting 5.8 rebounds, shooting 40.2% from the field and 33.1% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Malik Martin leads his team in rebounds per game (6.4), and also puts up 8 points and 1.2 assists. At the other end, he averages 1 steal and 0.8 blocked shots. Brayon Freeman averages a team-leading 2.8 assists per contest. He is also posting 14.3 points and 3 rebounds, shooting 36.8% from the floor and 34% from downtown with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game. Jalen Carey averages 10 points, 5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

La Salle

Fousseyni Drame is averaging a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game. And he is producing 9.1 points and 0.8 assists, making 42.5% of his shots from the field. Jhamir Brickus is posting 9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest, making 45.4% of his shots from the floor and 38.8% from 3-point range, with 1.3 triples per game. Josh Nickelberry is posting 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 40.9% of his shots from the field and 40.3% from 3-point range, with 2.4 triples per game.

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What you need to know about the Rhode Island Rams

Rhode Island has won seven games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover 11 times. The Rams are 315th in the country with 66.3 points per game so far this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 194th with 70.6 points allowed per contest. With 32.7 rebounds per game, Rhode Island is 119th in the nation. It allows 32.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 281st in college basketball.

Rhode Island has been struggling in terms of three-pointers this year, ranking 18th-worst in college basketball in threes made per game (5.4) and 19th-worst in three-point percentage (30.7%). This year, the Rams are allowing 6.6 treys per game (98th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.3% (89th-ranked) from downtown.

The Rams are 4-6 against the spread and 2-8 overall in their past 10 games. Six of Rhode Island’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Rhode Island has seen a downturn in scoring recently, racking up 64.3 points per game in its last 10 contests, two points fewer than the 66.3 it has scored this season. Rhode Island has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 71.7 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 70.6 it has conceded this year.

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What you need to know about the La Salle Explorers

A total of 10 La Salle conference games this season have gone over the point total. Offensively the Explorers are the 228th-ranked squad in college basketball (69.6 points per game). On defense they are 273rd (73.3 points conceded per game). La Salle grabs 31.6 rebounds per game and concede 33.2 boards, ranking 184th and 307th, respectively, in the nation.

La Salle is 174th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.5 per game) and 168th in 3-point percentage (34.5%). Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 35.3% from beyond the arc, the Explorers are 164th and 276th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

The Explorers have gone 5-5 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Five of La Salle’s last 10 games have hit the over. La Salle is posting 72.9 points per contest over its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 69.6. The Explorers are ceding 73.9 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 0.6 more points than they are allowing for the season (73.3).

Rhode Island vs. La Salle Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Rhode Island, and we expect that La Salle will cover the spread (Rhode Island -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139.5 points.

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How to bet Rhode Island vs. La Salle

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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