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Massachusetts Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams Betting Matchup Report

Rhode Island RamsMassachusetts Minutemen
12-16February 26, 2014, 07:00 | Mullins Center21-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mullins Center Wednesday as host Massachusetts looks to handle the Rhode Island Rams in NCAA hoops action.

Massachusetts battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 12-16 mark (13-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-15 for the Minutemen and 12-11 for the Rams.

View Rhode Island Rams vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Rhode Island before tip-off in this one found them as 12-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 81-rated Minutemen and the No. 203-ranked Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Rhode Island was an 87-78 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Rams used a 32-point performance from Xavier Munford to help Rhode Island smack St. Bonaventure 87-78 on Saturday at Reilly Center.

Massachusetts won its last outing, an 80-75 result against Virginia Commonwealth on February 21. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Massachusetts got 20 points from Chaz Williams en route to an 80-75 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Friday at Mullins Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Massachusetts's No. 38-ranked scoring average of 77.08 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 119 and allowing 69.11 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 47.06% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (43.75% per game).

A few Rams at Minutemen trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Rhode Island is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Rhode Island is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Rhode Island is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Massachusetts
Massachusetts is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Rhode Island home to Richmond, Saturday, March 1st
Massachusetts at Dayton, Saturday, March 1st