Providence vs Villanova Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/29/2020
Game: Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova -7
The Providence Friars travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 7 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 16-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Villanova has an overall record of 22-6. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 12-14-2 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-13-3 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 62%. David Duke averages 12.0 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Saddiq Bey averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Collin Gillespie averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 187th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 316th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 63rd and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 13.5 per game. The Friars allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 120th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 118th place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 104th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 150th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 41st in the nation. They are 129th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 49th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Wildcats are 335th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Wildcats surrender 66.2 points per contest, which ranks them 88th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 190th and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 134th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 34th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game.
The Friars have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 181st. They are 158th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 307th. As a unit they are 300th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in D-1. Providence is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 42nd. They are 259th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 61st. As a unit they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova -7
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