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Opening Line: Providence -5.5 at UMass 12/9/17

Providence is off to a 7-2 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 2-6 ATS. UMass welcomes Providence to the Mullins Center with a 4-5 record. The Minutemen are 4-3 ATS. The status of Alpha Diallo and Maliek White is considered doubtful for this game and Kyron Cartwright is questionable.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 71-65, and he gives UMass a 30% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 3:00pm on Saturday:

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Opening Line: Providence -21 vs Brown 12/6/17

Providence is off to a 6-2 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 2-5 ATS. Brown comes across town from the East Side of Providence to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with a 4-4 record. The Bears are 1-1 ATS.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 84-63, and he gives Brown a 3% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 7:00pm on Wednesday:

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Opening Line: Providence +3.5 at Rhode Island 12/2/17

Providence is off to a 6-1 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 2-4 ATS. Rhode Island welcomes Providence to the Ryan Center with a 4-2 record that includes a win over Seton Hall on a neutral court in November. The Rams are 2-2 ATS.

Kenpom has this game as Rhode Island winning, 73-71, and he gives Providence a 45% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 5:00pm on Saturday:

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Opening Line: Providence -17.5 vs. Rider 11/29/17

Providence is off to a 5-1 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 2-3 ATS. Rider comes to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with a 5-1 and their lone loss coming at Xavier in their second game of the season. The Broncs are 3-1 ATS.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 84-66, and he gives Rider a 5% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 7:00pm on Wednesday:

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Opening Line: Providence -9 vs. Boston College 11/25/17

Providence is off to a 4-1 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 1-3 ATS. Boston College comes to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with a 5-1 post-Thanksgiving record after beating Colgate in their most recent outing on Wednesday.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 79-68, and he gives Boston College a 17% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 8:00pm on Saturday:

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2K Classic Opening Line: Providence -11 vs Belmont 11/22/17

Providence is off to a 3-1 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 1-2 ATS. This game against Belmont is the last contest of the 2017 2K Classic. Providence defeated Washington and Saint Louis at Madison Square Garden last week to win the bracketed portion of the event. The Friars also beat Houston Baptist as part of the 2K Classic.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 82-69, and he gives Belmont an 11% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 7:00pm on Wednesday:

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2K Classic Opening Line: Providence -10 vs Saint Louis 11/17/17

Providence is off to a 2-1 start on the season on the court and the Friars are 0-2 ATS. This game against Saint Louis is the championship of the 2017 2K Classic and will be played on a neutral floor at Madison Square Garden. The scheduled tip is 7:00pm on ESPN2 but the ultimate starting time will be determined by when the 5:00pm consolation game featuring Virginia Tech and Washington finishes up.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 73-63, and he gives Saint Louis a 17% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 7:00pm on Friday:

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