Saturday, February 6, 2016
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Providence as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 19-3 and a road record of 6-1. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-12. The Friars have an overall record of 18-5 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 13-9 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12.4 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Ben Bentil averages 19.7 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kris Dunn averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Villanova averages 75.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 62nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 230th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 159th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 81st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in the Division 1.
Providence averages 73.9 points per game this year which ranks them 143rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 228th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 124th and 46th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 91st with 11.8 per game. The Friars allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 145th and 36th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 178th place in the nation. The Friars force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.6 and they assist on 60.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Wildcats give up 63.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 74.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.5 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 104.9 and 61% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Friars give up 67.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-10 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-12 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-9 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 13-9 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
02/05/16 F Daniel Ochefu Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Providence
Providence Friars Injuries
02/05/16 F Ben Bentil Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Villanova
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova
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