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Providence Friars host Colgate Red Raiders in college basketball action

Colgate Red RaidersProvidence Friars
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Colgate Red Raiders vs Providence Friars Odds


Providence will look to improve on its 7-2 record on Tuesday when they host Colgate in NCAA basketball odds action at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars sport records of 7-2 and 4-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Raiders have 3-7 and 1-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Friars and 1-0 for the Red Raiders.

View Colgate vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 76 and the Red Raiders at No. 209 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-59 result in favor of the Friars.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Raiders is ranked No. 140 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Providence’s No. 79 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Providence is the No. 287-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Colgate rates No. 26 at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Colgate features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 250 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Colgate was a 67-61 loser at home against Albany. The Red Raiders endured a 67-61 loss at the hands of the Great Danes on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Murphy Burnatowski at Cotterell Court.

Providence was a 72-57 winner in its last match at home against Rhode Island. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Kadeem Batts scored 23 points leading the Friars to a 72-57 victory over Rhode Island at Dunkin Donuts Center on Thursday.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston College are 7-3
After playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Raiders at Friars trends to consider:
Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Colgate at St. Francis NY, Saturday, December 22
Providence at Boston College, Saturday, December 22