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UMass Minutemen Visit Providence Friars in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Providence Friars will hit the floor running against the away UMass Minutemen Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the UMass Minutemen before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

UMass Minutemen vs Providence Friars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Providence Friars sit at 7-2 (7-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UMass Minutemen are currently 6-2 (3-1-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Providence is 2-7 OU, and UMass is 1-4 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Providence Friars and the No. 109-ranked UMass Minutemen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Providence's No. 217-ranked offense, averaging 69.78 PPG, against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 67 at 65.88 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 45.76% so far, more than the Minutemen marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.89% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Minutemen and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacific was handed a 72-48 defeat on Thursday at Mullins Center.

Providence cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Brown out of the gym and running up a 95-57 score at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • UMass is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • UMass is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Providence
  • UMass is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Providence
  • Providence is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Providence's last 11 games
  • Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UMass home to North Carolina A&T, Tuesday, December 13th
Providence at Wagner, Saturday, December 17th