Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 9 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 20-2 and a road record of 4-2. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-14. The Friars have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 10-12 and they are 13-10 against the spread.
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Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.2 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rodney Bullock averages 17.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Emmitt Holt averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Villanova averages 77.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 62nd in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 260th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 11 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 192nd place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in Division 1.
Providence averages 70.3 points per game this year which ranks them 233rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 128th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 307th and 108th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 92nd with 12.4 per game. The Friars allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 183rd and 88th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the nation. The Friars force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 118.2 and they assist on 54% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Wildcats give up 67.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 74.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.5 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 103.9 and 58.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.7%. The Friars give up 63.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-9 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-14 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-10 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 10-12 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -9
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