Villanova at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 2.5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 66.1 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 74.7 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-9-1 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/12/18 G A.J. Reeves Foot is OUT 4-6 weeks
Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Eric Paschall averages 15.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Alpha Diallo averages 17.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Nate Watson averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 160th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 180th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 232nd and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 235th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 126th place in Division 1. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 167th in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 184th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in the nation. They are 105th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 119th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Friars are 232nd in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Friars surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 101st in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 136th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 145th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Wildcats are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 334th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 91st. As a team they are 66th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 3rd in Division 1. Villanova is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 230th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 126th. They are 255th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 203rd. As a unit they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Providence +2.5
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