Providence at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Providence Friars travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 15 point favorites.
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Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 14-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 71.5 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 18-1. They are averaging 87.9 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-11 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 11-7 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-6 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
Rodney Bullock averages 16 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Alpha Diallo averages 11.9 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jalen Brunson averages 19 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Mikal Bridges averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 108th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 69th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 165th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.1 per game. The Friars allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 157th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 136th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 105th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 5th in the country with 87.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in college basketball. They are 199th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Wildcats are 338th in turnovers per game with 10.7. The Wildcats surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 83rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 49th in those defensive statistics. They rank 208th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 75th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 221st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Friars are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 144th. In terms of pace they are 182nd in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 96th. As a team they are 90th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. Providence is 191st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 109th in the nation.
Villanova is 338th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 95th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 65th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 123.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 139th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova -15
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