Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Providence Friars travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 13-7 and a road record of 1-5. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-12. The Wildcats have an overall record of 18-1 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 7-12 and they are 13-6 against the spread.
Rodney Bullock comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Emmitt Holt averages 13.1 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Josh Hart averages 18.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kris Jenkins averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Providence averages 69.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 255th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 119th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 289th and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 78th with 12.2 per game. The Friars allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in Division 1.
Villanova averages 78.6 points per game this year which ranks them 49th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 229th and 96th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 29th with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in college basketball.
The Friars average 62.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 102.8 and they assist on 59.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.4%. The Friars give up 68.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 22.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 118.7 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Wildcats give up 55.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 52.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 11-9 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 7-12 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-6 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-12 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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