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Rhode Island Rams

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Massachusetts Minutemen
Saturday, January 17, 2015 2:30 PM ET
Mullins Center

Rhode Island takes to the basketball court against Massachusetts on Saturday, hoping to send the Minutemen to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Mullins Center.

Rhode Island Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Rhode Island Rams opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Rhode Island Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Massachusetts Minutemen currently sport a 9-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-6 ATS. The Rhode Island Rams are 11-4 and 6-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Massachusetts Minutemen produce a 4-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rhode Island Rams have gone 4-5-1 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 220-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen and the No. 34-rated Rhode Island Rams in this matchup.

How Rhode Island Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Massachusetts's No. 65-ranked scoring average of 72.12 PPG, against a Rhode Island Rams defense rated No. 17 and allowing 57.93 PPG. The Massachusetts Minutemen FG% has averaged 44.53% to date this season, less than the Rhode Island Rams shooters have managed so far (46.75% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

E.C. Matthews scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 65-60 to Virginia Commonwealth at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Tuesday).

The Minutemen endured a 71-63 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Cady Lalanne at Mullins Center.

Rhode Island Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Odds Trends

Rhode Island is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Rhode Island is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Rhode Island is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Rhode Island is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Massachusetts
Massachusetts is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Massachusetts is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Massachusetts is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Rhode Island
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rhode Island

Next Betting Matchups

Rhode Island home to La Salle, Thursday, January 22nd
Massachusetts at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 21st

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