Planning on watching today's Rams and Wildcats game? Catch the action at John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Atlantic 10 conference game currently have the Wildcats as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142 points.


The Pick: Davidson Wildcats -5.5

This game will be played at John M. Belk Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Davidson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Rhode Island Defense Show Up on the Road?

Despite their losing record on the road, Rhode Island comes into this game on a two-game winning streak, with their most recent win coming against Saint Joseph's by a score of 78-74. So far this season, the Rams have gone 6-7 in non-conference games and are 1-0 in Atlantic 10 action.

For the year, Rhode Island is 2-4 when listed as the underdog, and they are 4-2 when favored. So far this season, they have gone 0-4 on the road, and their average scoring margin in these games is -15.5.

As the underdog this season, Rhode Island has an ATS record of just 2-4 and they are currently 0-4 vs. the spread on the road this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, Rhode Island is 0-3 ATS and they are 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

Today's over/under line of 142 is similar to the average over/under line in Rhode Island's games this season (141.4). So far, their over/under record is 8-4. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and the over/under record is 3-0. On the year, eight of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 142.

In their previous game, the Rams' offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73.1 points per contest. Leading Rhode Island in scoring vs. Saint Joseph's was David Green with his 16 points. Jaden House also added 15 points for the Rams.

Coming into today's game, the Rhode Island defense is giving up an average of 72.4 points per contest. Rhode Island will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Saint Joseph's to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.

Can Davidson Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Davidson is 5-1 at home this season with an average scoring margin of +8.8 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, they are 8-2.

So far, the Wildcats have been favored in seven games, going 6-1 in those matchups. They are 10-4 overall and 0-1 in Atlantic 10 play.

Davidson has an overall ATS record of 7-5 this season and they are 3-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Davidson's over/under record for the season is 5-7, and today's over/under line of 142 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (136.4). So far, 10 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 142. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-5.

Most recently, the Davidson offense finished with just 59 points vs. Dayton. For the game, they hit 10/30 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 38.9%. Offensively, the Wildcats have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 240th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 249th in percentage and 101st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Davidson defense is giving up an average of 66.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Rhode Island. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.6%.