Providence Friars vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
Coliseo do Puerto Rico will host Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Providence Friars action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The game is being played at Coliseo do Puerto Rico, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Supporters of the Friars have watched them go 2-0 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Minutemen are at 1-0 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 0-1, while the Friars have a 0-0 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Minutemen as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 58-rated Minutemen and the No. 148-ranked Friars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-68 result in favor of the Friars.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 208-rated offensive output, at 67 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 68 allowing on average 56 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 38.5% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 206 in scoring at home.
Providence was an 81-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bryant. The Friars blew out Bryant on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 81-49 win at Dunkin Donuts Center.
In their last action, Massachusetts was a 67-64 winner at home against Harvard. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts earned a 67-64 victory over Harvard on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Jesse Morgan at Mullins Center.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Fairfield are 3-1
After playing Bryant are 3-0
After a win are 6-4
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Siena are 2-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Friars at Minutemen trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Providence home to Fairfield, Friday, November 23
Massachusetts at Siena, Wednesday, November 28