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Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on Friars in college basketball test

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsProvidence Friars
March 5, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Providence Friars Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD14-16

Rutgers pays a visit to Providence on Saturday, hoping to send the Friars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars are 14-16 so far on the season, and 10-15 ATS vs. the number. The Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are 14-15 and 10-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Providence go 15-9 and the Scarlet Knights go 10-13 on the totals.

View Rutgers vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Friars are listed as 4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Friars - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Friars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Providence is rated No. 74 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rutgers is at No. 141. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-71 win for the Friars.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Scarlet Knights is ranked No. 263 in NCAA hoops at 33.1 per game. Contrast that with Providence’s No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Providence is the No. 154-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Rutgers rates No. 262 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Rutgers features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Rutgers got 18 points from Jonathan Mitchell en route to a 68-64 victory over DePaul on Wednesday at Allstate Arena.

Last time out for Providence, they were an 87-60 loser as they battled Louisville on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. Providence was run off the court by the Cardinals on Wednesday as Louisville routed them 87-60 at KFC Yum! Center.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing DePaul are 1-5
After a win are 6-4

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Louisville are 2-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Scarlet Knights at Friars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing on the road against Providence
Rutgers is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Providence
Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rutgers
Providence is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games when playing at home against Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Providence's last 9 games when playing Rutgers

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