Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Friars

Yale Bulldogs Providence Friars
5-4 December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center 8-2



The Providence Friars host Yale on Tuesday, looking to build on their 8-2 mark against the 5-4 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars are 8-2 so far on the season, and 4-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Providence go 3-7 and the Bulldogs go 1-1 on the totals.

View Yale Bulldogs vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Yale before tip-off in this one found them as 11-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 22 and the Bulldogs at No. 110 heading into this contest.

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Yale won its last outing, a 71-61 result against New Hampshire on December 7. Yale earned a 71-61 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday, getting 19 points from Justin Sears at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Providence was a 50-49 winner in its last match on the road against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Bryce Cotton scored 15 points leading the Friars to a 50-49 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 167 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.44 per game. That compares with Providence’s No. 113 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Providence is college basketball's No. 174-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 178 with 5.44 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Friars trends to consider:
Yale is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Providence is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Providence is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Providence is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Yale at Albany, Friday, December 20th
Providence at Maine, Saturday, December 21st
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