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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Friars

Yale BulldogsProvidence Friars
5-4December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center8-2

The Providence Friars host Yale on Tuesday, looking to build on their 8-2 mark against the 5-4 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars are 8-2 so far on the season, and 4-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Providence go 3-7 and the Bulldogs go 1-1 on the totals.

View Yale Bulldogs vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Yale before tip-off in this one found them as 11-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 22 and the Bulldogs at No. 110 heading into this contest.

Yale won its last outing, a 71-61 result against New Hampshire on December 7. Yale earned a 71-61 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday, getting 19 points from Justin Sears at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Providence was a 50-49 winner in its last match on the road against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Bryce Cotton scored 15 points leading the Friars to a 50-49 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 167 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.44 per game. That compares with Providence’s No. 113 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Providence is college basketball's No. 174-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 178 with 5.44 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Friars trends to consider:
Yale is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Providence is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Providence is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Providence is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Yale at Albany, Friday, December 20th
Providence at Maine, Saturday, December 21st