Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Rhode Island vs. Providence CBB Odds
Looking for Team v Team NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Rams taking on the Friars on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Rams Friars matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-2) Rhode Island Rams vs. Providence Friars (7-1)
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Rams +180 / Friars -200
CBB Betting ATS Odds: R.I +5/ Providence -5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 136.5
The Providence Friars will be looking to improve on their perfect 5 – 0 home record when they host their rivals on Saturday, the Rhode Island Rams.
Oh, these two love each other so much!! Hmm hmm, you keep telling yourself that because that won’t be the case as both teams have started their 2021 campaigns strong.
The Rams will arrive at the DD Center with a 6 – 2 record having won 3 of their last 4 games, although they have split their 2 road affairs going 1 – 1.
The Friars picked up their first and only loss this season against Virginia but Providence is back on track having won their last 2 games coming into this rival game with the Rams.
This will be meeting number 88 between these two rivals since 1949 and the Friars hold a big winning edge having taken 61 of the 87 games played between them.
Rhode Island Rams
The Rams came out of the gate on fire against Harvard last time out, as they rolled their way to a 38 – 22 halftime lead which eventually led to a 64 – 57 win. The Rams shot 48.7% from the floor in the win although the 2 for 14 from distance almost cost this team in the second half.
Harvard made a big comeback shooting 8 of 33 from behind the arc but the Rams defense held the Crimson to 33% from the floor which is nothing new for this team.
The Rams are ranked 8th in the nation only allowing their opponents to shoot 35.6% from the floor and usually, they are a good shooting team from 3. Rhode Island shoots 39.1% from distance and is just about shooting 50% from the floor this year.
Ishmael Leggett got himself another step closer to being a double-digit scorer with his 16 points against Harvard that led the team on the night. Leggett is averaging 9.6 PPG and another big night against Providence would see him join Jeremy Sheppard and Makhel Mitchell to make a trio of players putting up 10+ a night.
Mitchell and Sheppard only combined to score a whole 4 points against Harvard last time out, so you damn well know they both feel they need to bring a big game to this rivalry affair.
The Friars rankings really don’t point to anything spectacular as they really are a middle-of-the-pack program in so many stats. The schedule has been a little more impressive than the one the Rams have played and the line setters like the Friar chance to find a W here.
Providence is 5 – 0 in this building this year and they are favored by a handful of points in this big rivalry game with RI.
The Friars are coming off a big win over Texas Tech as they handed the Red Raiders their first loss of 2021, Providence may be the team ranked 99th in free-throw shooting this season, but the 28 of 38 from the line was a big part of the win.
Al Durham had himself a decent night putting up 23 points while going 12 of 13 from the charity stripe.
How deep can you go? Well, Providence goes 2 deep off the bench and that is going to be a huge concern going forward. Ed Cooley only played 7 players against Texas Tech for the most part. Brycen Goodine only played 3 minutes and didn’t exactly contribute a damn thing other than 3 fouls and a rebound,
CBB Betting Trends:
- The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Friars are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win.
- The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Under is 5-2 in the Rams’ last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Free Rhode Island Rams vs. Providence Friars NCAAB Betting Prediction:
Did you say +5? A handful of points in my pocket in a rivalry game against a Providence team with 7 players? Yeah, okay! Twist my arm!
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Rams +5
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