Who's Playing

Rhode Island @ Davidson

Current Records: Rhode Island 9-3; Davidson 11-2

What to Know

The Davidson Wildcats and the Rhode Island Rams are set to square off in an Atlantic 10 matchup at 2 p.m. ET Jan. 8 at Belk Arena. Davidson is out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.

The Wildcats didn't have too much trouble with the Saint Joseph's Hawks on the road on Wednesday as they won 88-73. Davidson's guard Foster Loyer did his thing and shot 5-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points and five assists.

Meanwhile, Rhode Island strolled past the American International Yellow Jackets with points to spare on Sunday, taking the game 70-55.

Davidson is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (9-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The wins brought Davidson up to 11-2 and the Rams to 9-3. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Wildcats come into the contest boasting the ninth highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 50.10%. But Rhode Island have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.60%, which places them fourth in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Belk Arena -- Davidson, North Carolina
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV


The Wildcats are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Rams, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Wildcats, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Davidson have won seven out of their last 12 games against Rhode Island.

  • Dec 18, 2020 - Davidson 67 vs. Rhode Island 58
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Davidson 77 vs. Rhode Island 75
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Rhode Island 69 vs. Davidson 58
  • Feb 22, 2019 - Davidson 75 vs. Rhode Island 66
  • Feb 06, 2019 - Davidson 68 vs. Rhode Island 53
  • Mar 11, 2018 - Davidson 58 vs. Rhode Island 57
  • Mar 02, 2018 - Davidson 63 vs. Rhode Island 61
  • Feb 09, 2018 - Rhode Island 72 vs. Davidson 59
  • Mar 11, 2017 - Rhode Island 84 vs. Davidson 60
  • Mar 04, 2017 - Rhode Island 73 vs. Davidson 70
  • Feb 03, 2017 - Rhode Island 70 vs. Davidson 59
  • Feb 23, 2016 - Davidson 65 vs. Rhode Island 54

Injury Report for Davidson

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Rhode Island

  • Antwan Walker: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Allen Betrand: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Abdou Samb: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)