Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks


Providence Friars
Providence Friars
14-6 (2-3 V)
6:30 pm ET, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Villanova Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats
18-1 (6-0 H)
Fox Sports 1
 
Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks

The top-ranked Villanova Wildcats completed their non-conference schedule with a perfect 13-0 record.

The Wildcats (18-1, 5-1) will look to continue their stellar play with a return to Big East action as they will host Providence (14-6, 5-2) Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Jalen Brunson scored 23 points, Donte DiVincenzo added 17 and Villanova blitzed Connecticut 81-61 Saturday at the XL Center.

Villanova bolted to a 39-18 halftime advantage and dominated the Huskies on the boards by a wide 48-32 margin.

The Wildcats are so talented and can beat teams in a variety of ways. Even though they shot just 37 percent in the first half, the huge rebounding advantage awarded them extra shots.

In the second half, Villanova started making more shots and the rout was on.

Villanova wound up shooting 15 of 40 from beyond the arc as Brunson led the way with a 5-for-11 performance. This was the eighth time in the last nine games that Villanova hit at least 10 3-pointers.

The Wildcats have won the last five meetings against Providence including both games last season. Wright is 20-8 all-time against Providence.

Providence (14-6, 5-2) captured its fourth straight win Saturday following an impressive 85-71 victory over visiting Creighton.

Alpha Diallo led the way with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Kyron Cartwright added 20 points and seven assists, Isaiah Jackson contributed 11 points and Rodney Bullock had 10.

Diallo was the difference in this game and that's exactly what the Friars are hoping for when they visit Villanova.

Providence holds a 2-14 mark in program history against the No. 1-ranked team. The last time the Friars played a top-ranked team on the road came when Villanova defeated them 78-68 at the Wells Fargo Center a year ago.

Providence has been hampered by injuries all season. Senior forward Emmitt Holt is already out for the season with an abdominal injury. Freshman center Dajour Dickens hurt his back and has missed the last 16 games. Sophomore guard Maliek White suffered a leg injury in a win over Brown on Dec. 6. White missed 10 games but returned play against Creighton.

 

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Providence Friars +15½ (-110) - 153 (-110)o
Villanova Wildcats -15½ (-110) - 153 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Villanova 73, Providence 66

 


 

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Providence Friars

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-6 10-3 3-3 6-11 4-7 2-4 76.47 71.53 4.94
Last 10 6-4 4-2 2-2 4-5 2-3 2-2 74.30 72.30 2.00
vs Conf 4-2 2-1 2-1 4-2 2-1 2-1 78.33 74.33 4.00

Villanova Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 17-1 10-0 7-1 11-6-1 6-4 5-2-1 88.28 68.83 19.45
Last 10 9-1 4-0 5-1 6-4 2-2 4-2 89.80 74.60 15.20
vs Conf 5-1 2-0 3-1 3-3 1-1 2-2 91.83 78.00 13.83

Betting Odds Trends

Providence Friars

Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Providence is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games
Providence is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Providence is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Villanova
Providence is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Providence's last 10 games when playing Villanova
Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Providence is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova

Villanova Wildcats

Villanova is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games
Villanova is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games at home
Villanova is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Providence
Villanova is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Providence
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Villanova's last 10 games when playing Providence
Villanova is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
Villanova is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games when playing at home against Providence

Injuries

Providence Friars

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Emmitt Holt F out for season - Abdominal - 11/29/17 Holt is recovering from abdominal surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the season as a medical redshirt.

Villanova Wildcats

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jermaine Samuels F Late Feb - Hand - 1/1/18 Samuels suffered a left hand fracture and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
2/1/17 PROV 57 VILL 66 9.5/135.5 PROV/U
1/21/17 VILL 78 PROV 68 -16/132.5 PROV/O
3/11/16 VILL 76 PROV 68 -8.5/138.5 PROV/O
2/6/16 PROV 60 VILL 72 4.5/137 VILL/U
1/24/16 VILL 76 PROV 82 (OT) -12.5/137.5 PROV/O
3/13/15 VILL 63 PROV 61 -8.5/142.5 PROV/U
2/24/15 VILL 89 PROV 61 -10.5/136 VILL/O
2/11/15 PROV 68 VILL 74 4/135.5 VILL/O
2/18/14 PROV 79 VILL 82 (OT) 4.5/141 PROV/O
1/5/14 VILL 91 PROV 61 -12/137 VILL/O

Providence: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS PROV FG Opp FG Reb
1/20/18 CRE 85-71 (W) -1.5/153 WO 31/58 26/66 37-26
1/15/18 BUT 70-60 (W) 2/148 WU 26/52 22/63 36-27
1/12/18 @DEP 71-64 (W) 1/149.5 WU 23/53 26/67 32-40
1/6/18 XAV 81-72 (W) 5.5/156 WU 26/56 28/64 26-42
1/3/18 MARQ 90-95 (L) (OT) 1.5/151 LO 28/55 34/68 35-26
12/31/17 @CRE 64-83 (L) 8.5/159.5 LU 24/62 27/58 35-35
12/28/17 @SJU 94-72 (W) 6.5/142 WO 35/64 28/64 34-31
12/22/17 SHU 89-75 (W) -17/136 LO 31/67 31/65 37-39
12/20/17 HOU (N) 59-70 (L) 5.5/145 LU 20/54 24/57 31-38
12/17/17 STON 62-60 (W) -/- -- 20/56 23/56 38-35

Villanova: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS VILL FG Opp FG Reb
1/20/18 @UCONN 81-61 (W) -15.5/145.5 WU 28/68 21/61 46-29
1/17/18 @GTWN 88-56 (W) -12.5/158.5 WU 33/55 22/56 27-24
1/13/18 @SJU 78-71 (W) -11.5/153.5 LU 23/53 28/64 37-27
1/10/18 XAV 89-65 (W) -9.5/165.5 WU 32/58 24/58 27-29
1/6/18 MARQ 100-90 (W) -16/161.5 LO 32/57 33/74 27-32
12/30/17 @BUT 93-101 (L) -5.5/147.5 LO 38/71 36/60 26-34
12/27/17 @DEP 103-85 (W) -15/145 WO 38/70 29/71 30-47
12/22/17 HOF (N) 95-71 (W) -20.5/151.5 WO 34/71 28/58 31-32
12/13/17 @TEM 87-67 (W) -9/148.5 WO 33/55 26/55 28-23
12/10/17 LAS 77-68 (W) -19.5/142.5 LO 22/51 28/64 35-30

 

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