Providence vs. Bryant - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bryant Bulldogs (2-8) at Providence Friars (9-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bryant Bulldogs and Providence Friars meet Saturday afternoon at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Bryant Bulldogs need a nice victory in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Bryant Bulldogs are averaging 58.6 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Hunter Ware is averaging 13.7 points and three rebounds while Nisre Zouzoua is averaging 11 points and 1.3 rebounds. Shane McLaughlin is dishing four assists and Dan Garvin is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Bryant Bulldogs are shooting 27.1 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. Bryant has missed 64 free throws in 10 games and is allowing teams to shoot 36.5 percent from downtown. The Bryant Bulldogs have lost six straight road games.
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The Providence Friars look to build on their impressive 9-1 start to the year. The Providence Friars are averaging 74.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Ben Bentil is averaging 17.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kris Dunn is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 assists. Rodney Bullock is the third double-digit scorer and Kyron Cartwright is dishing three assists. The Providence Friars are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Providence is forcing 15 turnovers per game and is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep. The Providence Friars have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Bulldogs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Friars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Providence is off to an impressive start and that's not going to change against a Byrant team that's stuggling at both ends of the court. Look for the Firars to in in a blowout even though there's no line on this game yet.