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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Massachusetts Minutemen Underdogs vs Providence Friars

Massachusetts Minutemen


Providence Friars
Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Dunkin Donuts Center

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Providence and Massachusetts on Saturday, with the host Friars trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Providence Friars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Providence Friars betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Providence Friars sit at 8-3 (4-3-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Massachusetts Minutemen are currently 6-4 (7-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Providence is 5-3 OU, and Massachusetts is 1-3 OU.

This game puts the Providence Friars, most recently No. 77 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Massachusetts Minutemen, who rate No. 98 in the latest survey.

How Massachusetts Minutemen vs Providence Friars Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 137 nationally ranked offense (68.82 points per game) against a Massachusetts Minutemen defense that sits as the No. 228 at 72 PPG. The Providence Friars have been averaging 45.08% from the field, more than the Minutemen have managed so far this season (45.01% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Minutemen grabbed a 75-58 win over the Golden Griffins on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Maxie Esho at Mullins Center.

The Friars got 19 points from LaDontae Henton as Providence ran past Stony Brook 79-61 on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Providence Friars Betting Odds Trends

Massachusetts is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Providence is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Providence is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Massachusetts at BYU, Tuesday, December 23rd
Providence at Miami, Monday, December 22nd