College Basketball Matchup - Massachusetts Minutemen Providence Friars Odds Preview

Providence Friars Massachusetts Minutemen
10-2 December 28, 2013, 06:00 | Mullins Center 10-1



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Massachusetts Minutemen try to run the Providence Friars off the court at Mullins Center in college hoops action.

The Minutemen bring a 10-1 record (9-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-2 Friars, who are 4-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Massachusetts go 5-6 so far and the Friars go 4-7.

View Providence Friars vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Friars were listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Minutemen - Friars odds would favor the Friars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Massachusetts is rated No. 33 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Providence is at No. 29.

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Massachusetts was a 60-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Minutemen endured a 60-55 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Derrick Gordon at BB&T Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Massachusetts's No. 15-rated squad against Providence's No. 106-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Massachusetts rates No. 156 in the country with 5.73 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 130 nationally with 6.17 per match.

A few Friars at Minutemen trends to consider:
Providence is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Providence is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Massachusetts is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
Massachusetts is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Providence home to Seton Hall, Tuesday, December 31st
Massachusetts at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 4th
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