College Hoops: Rhode Island Rams at St. Bonaventure Bonnies

College Hoops: Rhode Island Rams at St. Bonaventure Bonnies

The biggest sports action on Friday is the Rhode Island Rams on the road at the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a huge Atlantic-10 conference game. The Rhode Island Rams are winners of 16 straight games, and are 21-3 overall. Rhode Island came into this week with a 21-3 record on the season, and perfect in conference play.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are looking like a NCAA Tournament team as well. While the Bonnies are not ranked, they are seeking their 20th win of the season. St. Bonaventure is 19-5 and 10-1 when playing at home this season. The Rhode Island Rams are favorites in this game. The Rams are listed at -1 over the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure on Friday. 

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The Rhode Island Rams lost early in the season to Nevada, then fell to Virginia and lost at Alabama. Since that loss to the Crimson Tide, the Rams have won 16 straight games. Rhode Island is 13-0 in conference play. The last time these two teams played, they beat the Bonnies by 14 at home.

Rhode Island is led by Danny Hurley, who looks like both him and his brother Bobby at Arizona State will reach the Big Dance. The Rams are scoring 77.3 points per game, and allowing 66.4. The top scorer for Rhode Island this season has been Jared Terrell with 17.5 per game. There is only one other player for Rhode Island scoring double digits per game, and that’s E.C. Matthews with 12.9 per game.

Bonnies Looking to Spring Upset

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are tied with Davidson, and in need of one more conference win to get to 10. The Bonnies lost back to back to Rhode Island and Davidson, and have since won 7 straight games. St. Bonaventure finishes the season with home games against Duquesne and Davidson, and road games at VCU and St. Louis.

The Bonnies are scoring 77.6 points per game, and allowing opponents to score just under 70 per game. The Bonnies top scorer this season has been Jaylen Adams with 20.5 points per game. Matt Mobley and Courtney Stockard are both scoring double digits per game as well, with a combined 29.6 per game. St. Bonaventure has been to the NCAA Tournament 6 times in school history.

Rhode Island Falls on the Road

The Rhode Island Rams are going to win the conference, and make the NCAA Tournament. But, in this game, they are going to lose to the Bonnies. St. Bonaventure is more hungry to win this game, and at home, will have a ton of motivation. Look for an upset in the Atlantic 10 Conference game, in the best game of the night on Friday. The final bet for this game is the St. Bonaventure Bonnies +2.5 over the Rhode Island Rams. Bet on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies +1 over the Rhode Island Rams on Friday.