Rhode Island also has its own in-state sportsbook app, mostly deemed inferior and limited in its offerings (i.e. you cannot bet parlays).
While Rhode Island gamblers tend to be hot on the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics, they have their own successful college basketball programs.
The Rhode Island Rams and Providence Friars were each listed at 100-1 odds of winning the 2021 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship.
While Providence has consistently been competitive in the Big East, they only return three players who saw more than 12 minutes per game last season for 2020-21.
From CollegeSportsMadness: “Despite the unknown status of transfers’ eligibility, the potential success for Rhode Island really begins with Fatts Russell. The dynamic 5-10 guard is back for his senior year after making First Team All-A10 and A10 All-Defensive Team as a junior. Russell averaged 18.8 points, 4.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 steals last season. With Obi Toppin out of the conference, Russell should be the favorite for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.”
– Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com