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Providence Friars visit Rhode Island Rams in NCAAB hoops battle

Providence FriarsRhode Island Rams
Dec 23, 7:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Providence Friars vs Rhode Island Rams Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Rhode Island Rams try to run the Friars off the court at Thomas Ryan Center in college hoops action.

Rhode Island battles the Friars, currently sitting with a 10-2 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-4 for the Rams and 3-3 for the Friars.

View Providence vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rams as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 191-rated Providence taking on the No. 255-rated Rams in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-61 win for the Friars on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rhode Island's No. 153-ranked offense, averaging 69.4 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 94 at 63.1 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 41% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 272 nationally in scoring at home.

Providence was a 67-52 winner in its last match at home against New Hampshire. Providence got 20 points from Gerard Coleman en route to a 67-52 victory over New Hampshire on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Rhode Island lost its last outing, a 68-65 result against Yale on December 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Nikola Malesevic scored 25 points for Rhode Island on Sunday, but the Bulldogs managed a 68-65 victory over the Rams at Thomas Ryan Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. John's are 4-6
After playing New Hampshire are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Yale are 2-2
After a loss are 2-8

A few Friars at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Providence's last 7 games on the road
Providence is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Providence is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
Providence is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Rhode Island is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing Providence
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Providence at St. John's, Tuesday, December 27
Rhode Island home to James Madison, Thursday, December 29