Providence at Rhode Island College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Providence Friars head to Ryan Center to take on the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Rhode Island as 4 point favorites.
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Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.9 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Rhode Island has an overall record of 4-2. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 70.0, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
11/14/17 G E.C. Matthews Wrist is out indefinitely
Rodney Bullock averages 15 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kyron Cartwright averages 12.3 points per contest in 29 minutes per game this year. He averages 7 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jared Terrell scores 19 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. E.C. Matthews averages 14 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 80.7 points per contest this year, which is 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 47%, which is good for 3rd in Division 1. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 216th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 177th with 13.6 per game. The Friars allow 69.9 points per contest, which is 136th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 64th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 188th, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island is 137th in the country with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 33rd in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 43% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in Division 1. They are 327th in the country in rebounding with 31.8 boards per contest and 92nd in assists per game with 15.8. The Rams are 265th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Rams give up 70.0 points per game, which ranks them 139th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 267th and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 81st with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 89th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 320th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest this year.
The Friars are 32nd in the nation in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 201st. In terms of pace they are 265th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 34th. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 312th in Division 1. Providence is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 113th in the nation.
Rhode Island is 246th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 232nd in Division 1. The Rams are 166th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 109th. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 68th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 345th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Rhode Island college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence +4
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