Providence Friars home to UNC Asheville Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action
UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Providence Friars Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Providence Friars try to run the UNC Asheville Bulldogs off the court at Coliseo do Puerto Rico in college hoops action.
Coliseo do Puerto Rico is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Friars sit at 2-2 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 1-3 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Providence is 0-1 OU, and UNC Asheville is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 148-ranked Friars and the No. 131-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-60 win for the Friars on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 194-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 255 at 71.2 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Asheville owns the country's No. 242-rated mark, allowing 74.7 points per game on the highway. Providence, on the other hand, rates No. 237 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UNC Asheville, they were an 82-63 loser as they battled Akron on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Akron earned an 82-63 victory over UNC Asheville on Friday, getting 22 points from Chauncey Gilliam at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
Providence was a 55-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Penn State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Providence got 17 points from Kadeem Batts but lost anyway, 55-52, to Penn State on Friday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Fairfield are 3-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Friars trends to consider:
Providence is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
UNC Asheville at North Carolina State, Friday, November 23
Providence home to Fairfield, Friday, November 23