Sunday, January 24, 2016
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The Providence Friars travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, January 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 16-3 and a road record of 4-0. They are 11-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Wildcats have an overall record of 17-2 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kris Dunn averages 17.2 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Josh Hart averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Providence averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 146th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 182nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 303rd in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 109th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 48th with 11.3 per game. The Friars allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 120th and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in the Division 1.
Villanova averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 104th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 53rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 187th and 50th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 18th with 10.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 70th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 49th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in college basketball.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 11-7 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 10-8 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-8 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-10 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
01/22/16 F Quadree Smith Hand "?" Saturday vs. Villanova
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Providence
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