Villanova at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 9 point favorites.
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Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.4 as they are averaging 87.8 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. Providence has an overall record of 16-9. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-8 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 17-8 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-15 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
02/07/18 F Eric Paschall Concussion is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Phil Booth Hand is out indefinitely
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
02/13/18 G Jalen Lindsey Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Villanova
Jalen Brunson averages 20.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Mikal Bridges averages 16.4 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rodney Bullock averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Alpha Diallo averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 87.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.4 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 16th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 344th with 10.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 179th and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 217th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 140th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 148th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 180th in college basketball. They are 145th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 162nd in assists per contest with 13.9. The Friars are 204th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Friars surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 187th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 197th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 199th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 211th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 124.6, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 111th. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in Division 1. Villanova is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 144th in the nation.
Providence is 219th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 170th in Division 1. The Friars are 193rd in the nation in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 145th. They are 162nd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 301st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Providence +9
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