Massachusetts Minutemen host Rhode Island Rams in college basketball action
Rhode Island Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
The Massachusetts Minutemen will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Rhode Island Rams at Mullins Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Minutemen sit at 14-6 (8-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rams are currently 6-14 (10-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Massachusetts is 7-13 OU, and Rhode Island is 6-6-1 OU.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Minutemen as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Minutemen, most recently No. 87 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 182 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-64 victory for the Minutemen.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Massachusetts's No. 79 nationally ranked offense (71.8 points per game) against a Rams defense that sits as the No. 156 at 65.3 PPG. The Minutemen have been averaging 42.1% from the field, more than the Rams have managed so far this season (40.5% on average).
Defensively, Rhode Island features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.
Rhode Island lost its last outing, a 75-68 result against Butler on February 2. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Rhode Island got 18 points from Nikola Malesevic but lost anyway, 75-68, to Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Massachusetts was a 66-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Charlotte. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Minutemen got 23 points from Terrell Vinson, but it was Charlotte that prevailed in a 66-65 final on Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena.
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Rams at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Rhode Island is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Rhode Island is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Massachusetts is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
Massachusetts is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Rhode Island
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games when playing at home against Rhode Island
Rhode Island home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, February 9
Massachusetts home to Saint Joseph's, Saturday, February 9