Rhode Island @ Tulsa
Current Records: Rhode Island 3-0; Tulsa 2-1
What to Know
The Rhode Island Rams will take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Ocean Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Rhode Island beat the Boston College Eagles 57-49 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Tulsa beat the Oregon State Beavers 64-58 on Monday. The Golden Hurricane relied on the efforts of forward Rey Idowu, who had 11 points along with eight rebounds, and forward Jeriah Horne, who posted a double-double on 17 points and ten boards. Idowu hadn't helped his team much against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Rhode Island is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Rhode Island is now a perfect 3-0 while Tulsa sits at 2-1. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Rams have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 28.90%, which places them first in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Golden Hurricane have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.30% from the floor on average, which is the 44th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against Tulsa.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Ocean Center -- Daytona Beach, Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Rams are a 4.5-point favorite against the Golden Hurricane, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.