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Feb 1, 7:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams Odds

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The Rhode Island Rams will hit the floor running against the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Rhode Island will face the 16-5 Minutemen, who own a 10-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rams are 11-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Minutemen are 10-7-1 favoring the OVER.

View Massachusetts vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rams in this one, they're listed as 4-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams - Minutemen odds would favor the Minutemen if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 260 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Massachusetts is at No. 37. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-65 win for the Minutemen.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 5 in NCAA hoops at 41.1 per game. Contrast that with Rhode Island’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rhode Island is the No. 248-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 46 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts was a 72-59 winner in its last match at home against Saint Louis. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Raphiael Putney scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Massachusetts over Saint Louis, 72-59, on Saturday at Mullins Center.

Rhode Island was an 86-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Dayton. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Rams got a terrific 25-point effort from Billy Baron as Rhode Island defeated Dayton 86-81 on Saturday at Dayton Arena.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing George Washington are 3-7
After playing Saint Louis are 6-2
After a win are 7-3

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Temple are 8-2
After playing Dayton are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Minutemen at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 7 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts at George Washington, Saturday, February 4
Rhode Island home to Temple, Saturday, February 4

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