Villanova vs Providence predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Providence Friars
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Providence +1
The Villanova Wildcats travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 1 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Providence has an overall record of 11-9. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-9-2 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-11-1 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 9-9-2 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/24/20 F Emmitt Holt Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Villanova
Saddiq Bey comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Collin Gillespie averages 14.9 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Alpha Diallo averages 14.0 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. David Duke averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 94th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 89th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 143rd and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 108th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 248th and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 104th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 188th place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 184th in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 319th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 240th in the nation. They are 71st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 45th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Friars are 181st in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Friars surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 117th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 208th in those defensive statistics. They rank 158th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 306th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Wildcats are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 279th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 70th. As a team they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in Division 1. Villanova is 321st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 247th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 187th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 158th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 316th. As a team they are 314th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 204th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence +1
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