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Providence Friars visit Rhode Island Rams in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Providence takes to the basketball court against Rhode Island on Saturday, hoping to send the Rams to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Providence Friars opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Providence Friars vs Rhode Island Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-2 and 2-3 ATS Rhode Island Rams will face the 7-1 Providence Friars, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rhode Island Rams are 2-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Providence Friars are 3-4.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rhode Island Rams rated this week at No. 39 and the Providence Friars sitting at No. 67.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Providence is ranked No. 211 in NCAA basketball at 34.75 per game. Contrast that with Rhode Island's No. 191 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rhode Island is the No. 208-ranked team in the country at 5.57 per game, while Providence rates No. 161 at 6.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Providence is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Providence's last 9 games on the road
  • Providence is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rhode Island is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Rhode Island is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Providence
  • Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence

Next Betting Matchups

Providence home to Boston College, Wednesday, December 9th
Rhode Island at Houston, Tuesday, December 8th