Rhode Island Rams vs. Providence Friars - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (7-1) at Rhode Island Rams (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rhode Island Rams will face off against the Providence Friars.
The Rhode Island Rams are currently 5-2 and sit 7th in the A-10. The Rams are coming off of two wins with their last win coming against Holy Cross 74-56. The leader for the Rams was Kuran Iverson who scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Through 7 games this season the leading scorer for the Rams has been Four McGlynn who is averaging 13.3 points per game and 1.9 rebounds. Second on the team is Kuran Iverson who is averaging 12.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds and 3.0 blocks. The Rams will try to pull off the upset against Providence.
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The Providence Friars are currently ranked 23rd and have a 7-1 record. The only game they lost was a close game to Michigan State. Other than that blemish Providence has been a really good team. Through 8 games this season the leading scorer of Providence has been Kris Dunn who is averaging 18.6 points per game and 7.6 assists and 6.6 rebounds a game. Behind him is Ben Bentil who is averaging 17.5 points per game and 7.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists. Rodney Bullock is also averaging 13.1 points per game and 7.0 rebounds. Providence will try to continue their winning ways against Rhode Island.
The Providence Friars are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Friars are 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 games vs. A-10 teams. Rhode Island is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 Saturday games. The Rams are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning record.
Providence has been one of the better teams in the country so far this season. Rhode Island has got off to a good start only losing 2 out of their first 7 games. Providence has one of the best players in the country in Kris Dunn and i think he will be the difference here. Take Providence and the points on the road.