Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Providence Friars travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Providence as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 10-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 6-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5. The Minutemen have an overall record of 6-4 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 2-3 and they are 2-3 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kris Dunn averages 16.8 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Trey Davis averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Minutemen. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Donte Clark averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Providence averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 246th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 210th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11 per game. The Friars allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 206th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 262nd place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in the Division 1.
UMass averages 80.6 points per game this year which ranks them 51st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 93rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 167th and 85th respectively. In the turnover department the Minutemen rank 86th with 11.9 per game. The Minutemen allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 224th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 291st and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the nation. The Minutemen force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in college basketball.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 6-4 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 5-5 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-3 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 2-3 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
12/18/15 F Ben Bentil Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Rider
12/18/15 G Kris Dunn Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Rider
12/11/15 G Ryan Fazekas Mononucleosis out indefinitely
UMass Minutemen Injuries
12/19/15 F Antwan Space Personal is upgraded to probable
Tony's Pick: Take Providence
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