Rhode Island Rams host Massachusetts Minutemen in college basketball action
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Rhode Island and Massachusetts on Saturday, with the host Rams trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Rams sport records of 8-20 and 13-12-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Minutemen have 18-10 and 12-16 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-11-1 for the Rams and 12-16 for the Minutemen.
The Minutemen were listed as 3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 218-ranked Rams and the No. 91-rated Minutemen in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-63 win for the Minutemen on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minutemen rank No. 97 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 279 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 157-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Minutemen rate No. 76 with 7.2 per game.
Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 328 nationally in scoring at home.
Massachusetts was a 73-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Butler. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts got 17 points from Terrell Vinson but lost anyway, 73-62, to Butler on Thursday at Mullins Center.
Rhode Island lost its last outing, an 81-44 result against Saint Joseph's on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Rhode Island was run off the court by the Hawks on Wednesday as Saint Joseph's routed them 81-44 at Hagan Arena.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Saint Joseph's are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Minutemen at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Rhode Island's last 13 games when playing Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games at home
Rhode Island is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Rhode Island is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Massachusetts