Providence at Villanova NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The Providence Friars travel to Finneran Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 10.5 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Villanova has an overall record of 19-5. They are averaging 75.8 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-8-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-15-1 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/20/19 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Nate Watson averages 10.9 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Phil Booth averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Eric Paschall averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 213th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 229th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 83rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 12.9 per game. The Friars allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 115th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 88th place in Division 1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 108th in the country with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 153rd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 91st in the nation. They are 189th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 130th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wildcats are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Wildcats surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 175th and 157th in those defensive statistics. They rank 182nd with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 47th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 68th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Friars are 212th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.3. In terms of pace they are 215th in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 307th. As a team they are 298th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 289th in Division 1. Providence is 238th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 303rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 114.5, which is ranked 15th. They are 335th in D-1 in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 41st. As a unit they are 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova -10.5
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