UMass Minutemen vs. Providence Friars, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, NCAA Basketball Betting, Picks and Prediction

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MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN PROVIDENCE FRIARS
6-2 December 10, 12:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center 7-2

When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 10, 2016
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
TV: Noon ET, Fox Sports 1

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Massachusetts +8.5 -110 137 -110
Providence -8.5 -110 137 -110
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The UMass Minutemen and the Providence Friars will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Dunkin Donuts Center.

ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS (6-2): Junior Donte Clark was the lone player to score in double figures against the Tigers as 12 different Minutemen broke into the scoring column. Freshman guard DeJon Jarreau recently missed two contests due to injury and played only 13 minutes in his first game back before breaking out for a personal-best eight assists to go along with six points and six rebounds Thursday night. Guard Luwane Pipkins, also a freshman, has made only 13 of his 59 3-point attempts but had a team-high three in the win over Pacific as UMass hit a season-high 14.

ABOUT PROVIDENCE (7-2): Since being held scoreless across 39 minutes in two straight games, Lindsey is averaging 14.5 points over his last four contests while shooting 61.3 percent from the floor and making 13-of-20 from 3-point range. He still ranks third on the team in scoring behind junior forwards Rodney Bullock (20.8) and Emmitt Holt (13.5), who was 9-of-10 from the field en route to 20 points against Brown. Opponents are shooting just 27.8 percent from 3-point range against Providence, which entered Thursday’s action 11th in the country in scoring defense (58.3).

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Friars listed as 8.5-point favorites versus the Minutemen, while the game’s total is sitting at 137 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

In their last action, Providence was a 95-57 winner at home against Bears. They covered the -13-point spread as favorites.

UMass was a 72-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tigers. They covered the -10-point spread as favorites.

Providence will try to extend an impressive run at home against New England rivals when it hosts Massachusetts on Saturday. The Friars have recovered well since a hard-fought loss to then-No. 6 Virginia by recording three straight home wins against local opponents, including a three-point win over a ranked Rhode Island squad and then a 38-point rout of Brown.

Jalen Lindsey hit four of his five 3-pointers as Providence buried 14-of-27 in the 95-57 rout. “I was really proud of our guys’ focus and determination coming right out of the gate,” Friars coach Ed Cooley told reporters after his team raced to a 50-18 halftime advantage and put to rest any ideas of a letdown after the emotional win over the Rams. The Minutemen have suffered two losses by a combined five points and are coming off their most lopsided win of the season, a 72-48 rout of Pacific at home on Thursday. Providence owns a 24-7 series advantage and has won each of the last two seasons by at least 20 points.

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UMass:
Team record: 6-2 SU,3-1-1 ATS
UMass is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UMass is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
UMass is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Providence

Providence:
Team record: 7-2 SU,7-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Providence is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Providence’s last 11 games

Next up:
UMass home to North Carolina A&T Tuesday, December 13
Providence home to Wagner Saturday, December 17

KEY NOTES
1. Bullock has scored at least 16 points in all nine games.

2. Pipkins entered Thursday second in the country with 28 steals and picked up three more versus Pacific.

3. Lindsey had 15 points and eight rebounds in last season’s win over the Minutemen.
Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: UMass Minutemen will cover the spread at +8.5 and the game will go over 137 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Providence 78, Massachusetts 70 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
UMASS TEAM PROV
72.8 PTS FOR 69.8
65.9 PTS AGNST 58.3
6.9 DIFF. 11.4
26.9 DEF REBOUNDS 24.6
9.6 OFF REBOUNDS 8.4
42.9 FG% 45.8
62.9 FT% 71.6
8.5 3 POINTERS 8.3
10.3 STEALS 6.3
INJURIES
MASSACHUSETTS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
PROVIDENCE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
PROVIDENCE
Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Providence’s last 11 games
Providence is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Providence’s last 9 games at home
Providence is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Massachusetts
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Massachusetts’s Overall Scoring vs Providence’s Overall Defense 72.8 209 58.3 12
Massachusetts’s Away Scoring vs Providence’s Home Defense 78.0 48 57.4 35
Massachusetts’s Road Rebounds vs Providence’s Home Rebounds Allowed 38.5 59 30.7 66
Providence’s Overall Scoring vs Massachusetts’s Overall Defense 69.8 268 65.9 73
Providence’s Home Scoring vs Massachusetts’s Road Defense 71.6 289 75.0 162
Providence’s Home Rebounds vs Massachusetts’s Road Rebounds Allowed 33.0 317 37.0 178
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
UMASS 42.9 38.0 4.9
PROV 45.8 41.2 4.5
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
UMASS 9.6 26.9 36.5
PROV 8.4 24.6 33.0
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
UMASS 16.9 15.6 1.1
PROV 15.1 11.8 1.3

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