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NCAA Basketball Odds: UMass Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams

The Rhode Island Rams will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the UMass Minutemen at Thomas M. Ryan Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UMass Minutemen opened as 12-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).

UMass Minutemen vs Rhode Island Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UMass Minutemen have watched them go 11-6 and 8-5-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Rhode Island Rams are at 10-6 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Rhode Island Rams are 8-7, while the UMass Minutemen have a 5-9 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rhode Island Rams rated this week at No. 22 and the UMass Minutemen sitting at No. 116.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rhode Island's No. 134-ranked scoring average of 74.88 PPG, against a UMass Minutemen defense rated No. 100 and allowing 69.47 PPG. The Rhode Island Rams FG% has averaged 46.12% to date this season, more than the UMass Minutemen shooters have managed so far (43.79% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Minutemen got 17 points from Luwane Pipkins as UMass ran past Dayton 67-55 on Wednesday at Mullins Center.

The Rams got 14 points from Jared Terrell, but it was La Salle that prevailed in a 87-75 final on Thursday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UMass's last 6 games
  • UMass is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • UMass is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Rhode Island is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Rhode Island is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing UMass
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rhode Island's last 7 games when playing UMass

Next Betting Matchups

UMass home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 18th
Rhode Island at Duquesne, Saturday, January 21st