Preview, picks, predictions, and odds for the Atlantic 10 Conference men’s college basketball fixtures taking place on Wednesday.
There are five games listed on the schedule for today, including the clash between Rhode Island and Umass.
Both Rhode Island and Umass enter their head-to-head matchup on a winning note from five days ago. The Rams (6-6, 3-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) secured an 83-68 victory over the VCU on Saturday to rebound from the defeat to Richmond, while the Minutemen (3-3, 2-1) had an 83-67 win against La Salle to snap a two-game losing streak.
The betting tips William Hill Sportsbook for this matchup see Rhode Island starting a -2.5 point favorite, with the money line listed the Rams at -145 and the Minutemen sitting at +125. The over/under here is 154.5 points.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, Rhode Island should have little worries winning this game, coming in with a 60.1% chance of beating UMass.
Defensively, both teams will need some tightening up, with the Rams giving away 71.3 points per game and scoring 73.8 and the Minutemen allowing 79.3 and scoring 86.2.
Meanwhile, VCU will aim to bounce back from the loss to Rhode Island in the last outing when it takes on George Washington at Charles E. Smith Center.
Prior to that defeat, the Rams (9-3, 2-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) won seven straight games after evenly splitting their opening four games to start the season.
The William Hill Sportsbook odds listed for this one have VCU as the -11.5 point favorite with its money list set at -700.
In other fixtures, St. Bonaventure (4-1, 2-1 A 10) takes on Fordham (1-3, 1-3 A 10), La Salle (5-6, 2-2 A 10) plays George Mason (5-5, 1-3 A 10) and Dayton (6-3, 2-2 A 10) hosting Duquesne (3-3, 2-2 A 10).
Wednesday, January 13
MATCHUP TIME (ET) TV Stream
Atlantic 10 Conference Schedule
VCU at George Washington 2:00 PM ESPN+
St. Bonaventure at Fordham 2:00 PM ESPN+
Rhode Island at UMass 7:00 PM ESPN+
La Salle at George Mason 7:00 PM ESPN+
Duquesne at Dayton 7:00 PM CBS Sports Network