Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Friars vs Rams Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Providence Friars taking on the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday December 5th at Thomas M. Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Providence Friars (7-1) vs. Rhode Island Rams
Date: Saturday December 5
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Thomas M. Ryan Center – Kingston, Rhode Island
CBB Moneyline Odds: n/a
CBB Betting Odds: Rhode Island -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 136
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There is nothing quite like the battle for Rhode Island, right? Seriously this should be a good game between two tournament bound teams.
Providence comes in ranked and the Rams are going to contend for the A10 title this season.
The Friars are expected to be a factor in the Big East this season. They are off to a good start including a win over Arizona as a 6 point underdog. (though I don’t see the Wildcats being strong this season)
Providence has one of the best players in the county in Kris Dunn. A larger than normal point guard he really stuffs a stat sheet, leading the team in points and assists while also contributing close to seven boards a game.
Ben Bentil has assumed the scoring forward role from Ladontae Henton. He has scored 20 or more points in 4 straight games. His consistency will be key because he is being relied on way more than he was last year as a frosh.
There is a lot to like about Providence and this is another chance to show where they slot in the college hoops pecking order this season.
The Rams were one of the top picks to win the A10 coming into the season but they suffered a huge blow with their leading returning scorer, E.C. Matthews going down for the season in the first game.
That injury creates opportunities and it also changes the dynamic of the team which will be more focused on the frontcourt production of Hassan Martin and transfer Kuran Iverson.
Four McGlynn, a senior transfer from Towson has picked up the scoring slack, leading the team at 13ppg but he is shooting it better than he ever has so that may not be sustainable.
One thing they can sustain is a top 10 defense. Iverson and Martin are top athletes that enable them to harrass effectively.
It really is too bad about Matthews. They Rams were ready to ascend in the league thanks to the likes of VCU taking a step back due to transition.
So far this season they have no big wins and no bad losses. This is a chance to get one of those.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-3 in PROV last 11 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in URI last 11 Sat. games.
Free CBB Prediction:
URI will compete hard but the Friars have experience and with Dunn leading the way they will get a tough road victory.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Providence ATS
Dunn is going to be a difference maker all season long. Losing Matthews makes it tough for URI in situations where they need buckets
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Providence 69 – Rhode Island 63
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