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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2017-18 Weekly College Basketball Poll Watch: Week 5

The week 5 college basketball polls were released Monday afternoon. Each week this will update Providence’s position, the Big East members in the polls and Providence’s non-conference opponents.

Here’s how the Big East and Providence’s non-conference opponents fared in this week’s polls and Kenpom ratings:

The Big East

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Friars Lose: Providence 68, Rhode Island 75

1H 2H Final Score
Providence 31 37 68
Rhode Island 42 33 75

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Providence Diallo: 17 Diallo: 7 Cartwright: 4
Rhode Island Russell: 20 Robinson: 11 Dowtin/Garrett:4

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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (6-1) at Rhode Island (4-2) 12/2/17

Where: Ryan Center – Kingston, RI

When: 5:00pm EST

How: CBS Sports Network (Ed Cohen & Bob Wenzel)/CBSSN Online (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Tickets: SeatGeek

Game Notes

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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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Providence Recruits on Display at Zero Gravity Prep Classic at St. Andrew’s

With two local recruits signed for the 2018 class Friar fans in Rhode Island will get a chance to see both David Duke and AJ Reeves in action up close and personal this weekend at the annual Zero Gravity Prep Classic at St. Andrew’s in Barrington, RI. Ed Cooley and his staff will be a little busy on Saturday afternoon as they take on in-state rival URI, but expect to see some Providence coaches at St. Andrew’s on Friday and Sunday.

Some Providence recruits that will play this weekend include:

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Friars Win: Rider 84, Providence 88

1H 2H Final Score
Rider 31 53 84
Providence 41 47 88

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Rider Allen: 28 Scott: 10 Jordan: 9
Providence Bullock: 23 Diallo: 11 Cartwright: 7

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