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Providence Friars Visit UMass Minutemen in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Mullins Center will host Providence Friars vs UMass Minutemen action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Providence Friars in this one, their betting line was listed as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Providence Friars vs UMass Minutemen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UMass Minutemen are 4-5 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs the number. The Providence Friars, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 2-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UMass go 3-5 and the Providence Friars go 7-1 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 86-rated Providence Friars taking on the No. 152-rated UMass Minutemen in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Providence is ranked No. 154 in NCAA basketball at 36.22 per game. Contrast that with UMass's No. 184 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UMass is the No. 167-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Providence rates No. 120 at 7.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rodney Bullock scored 21 points leading the Friars to a 77-72 victory over Brown at Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday.

The Minutemen got 13 points from Luwane Pipkins as UMass ran past Holy Cross 64-50 on Wednesday at Mullins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Providence's last 8 games
  • Providence is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • UMass is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • UMass is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • UMass is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Providence
  • UMass is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Providence

Next Betting Matchups

Providence home to Stony Brook, Sunday, December 17th
UMass at Georgia, Saturday, December 16th