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Massachusetts Minutemen visit Rhode Island Rams in college basketball clash

Massachusetts MinutemenRhode Island Rams
18-4February 09, 2014, 04:00 | Thomas M. Ryan Center11-12

The Rhode Island Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Massachusetts Minutemen pay a visit to Thomas M. Ryan Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Rams are 11-12 so far on the season, and 10-8 ATS vs. the number. The Minutemen, meanwhile, are 18-4 and 12-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Rhode Island go 8-10 and the Minutemen go 8-14 on the totals.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rams installed as 4-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Rams - Minutemen odds would favor the Minutemen if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rhode Island is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Massachusetts is at No. 79.

Massachusetts was a 79-67 winner in its last match at home against La Salle. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Chaz Williams scored 17 points leading the Minutemen to a 79-67 victory over La Salle at Mullins Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Rhode Island was a 68-52 loser on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Rhode Island got 11 points from Jarelle Reischel but lost anyway, 68-52, to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday at Siegel Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minutemen rank No. 22 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.91 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 95 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 232-ranked team at 4.7 per game, while the Minutemen rate No. 158 with 5.77 per game.

Next up:
Massachusetts home to George Mason, Wednesday, February 12th
Rhode Island at Dayton, Wednesday, February 12th