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2019-2020 NCAA Basketball
(5-4) Providence Friars vs. Rhode Island Rams (5-3)
Date: Friday, December 6th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Rhode Island -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 142.0
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This matchup will see the Providence Friars take on the Rhode Island Rams. The last time these teams met, the Friars won the game 59-50.
This Friars team snapped a three-game losing streak last time out when they beat Pepperdine 80-77. The fact that they won this game by just three gives me some concern.
Their offense is having some early season struggles, shooting just 43.2% from the field. That is the 210th best mark in the country. Now their three-point shooting is also just 33.2%, which has them ranked 178th in the country.
The leading this scorer for this team is Alpha Diallo. He is averaging 13.2 points and 8.9 rebounds. Besides Diallo, they have just one other guy who averages double-figures. That being said, who is going to step up for Providence?
The defense for Providence is pretty average at best. They are allowing 63.2 points per game. Teams shoot just 41.6% from the field against them. From the three-point line, teams shoot 32.8% against them.
You never know which defensive effort you are going to get from the Friars, at least so far this season. They also have not really played anyone of note, yet still find themselves with several losses already.
The key for this game is plain and simple. They must stop Fatts Russell. If they do this, look for the Friars to at least keep themselves in the game.
Rhode Island Rams
The Rams are having a decent season thus far and have had some competitive games against some quality opponents. For instance, they played Maryland decently well for a half, but ended up losing 73-55. They knocked off Alabama 93-79, lost to LSU 96-83 and lost to West Virginia 86-81.
The offense for the Rams is the type of offense that could score 80+ on any given night or score in the 60’s. They are actually averaging 73 points per game, but again, that does not tell the whole story.
They do tend to struggle shooting the ball, averaging just 43% from the field. As for the three-point line, they shoot 31.4%.
This offense is clearly held together by one guy and that is Fatts Russell. He leads the team in scoring, averaging 21.1 points per game. Also, he leads the team in assists, averaging 4.9 per game. Finally, he leads the team in steals, an average of 3.5 per game. Other than Russell, the Rams have three other players averaging more than 10 points a game.
The defense is much like the offense as they can allow 80+ per game or they could lock you down an allow in the 60-75 range. Their season average comes in at 71.9 points per game. Teams shoot 42.4% from the field against them.
Their biggest strength is defending the three-point line. Teams shoot just 28.7% from deep range against them, which will be the key in this game as well.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in URI last 10 games as a favorite.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island’s last 6 games against Providence.
- Providence are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Free Providence Friars vs. Rhode Island Rams NCAAB Prediction:
The Rams are perfect at home so far this season and I do believe they will win this game. Neither team shoots the ball very well and with that being said, I like the under to be the best play here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 142
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