Providence Friars vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (+6)
Gampel Pavilion is the venue where and the Connecticut Huskies (9-5) will play the Providence Friars (11-10) on Tuesday. Providence opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 132.5.
Providence will take the court with a win-loss mark of 11-10 for the season. They turn the ball over 11.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Providence is pulling in 36.1 rebounds per contest and has 295 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 52nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Friars are shooting 32.4% on shots from distance (133 of 411) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.9 pts per game (194th in Division 1) while shooting 43.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Friars are forcing 11.6 turnovers every game and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 282nd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 274 surrendered for the campaign. The Friars defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.6% (542 of 1,243) and they concede 35.8 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 173rd in D-1 in opponents PPG (70.0).
The Providence Friars played the DePaul Blue Demons and went home with a win by a final score of 57-47 in their last contest. Providence finished the game with a 35.0% FG percentage (21 of 60) and knocked down 7 of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Friars converted 8 of their 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled a total of 41 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 10 dimes in this game while getting 6 steals and 9 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Providence allowed 35.0% from the floor on 21 out of 60 shooting. DePaul recorded 7 assists and had 4 steals for this game. On top of that, the Blue Demons collected 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 9 blocks. DePaul ended up going 60.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of 10 tries. They also converted 3 of their 9 shots from distance.
David Duke is someone who came through for the game. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He played 35 minutes played and also pulled down 13 rebounds. Duke finished the contest at 38.5% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. Another guy that played a role in this matchup for the Friars was A.J. Reeves. He pulled down 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He went 41.7% from the field in this game by shooting 5-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Reeves was on the court for 35 min.
Connecticut has a win-loss mark of 9-5 on the season. Connecticut has tallied 996 pts on the season (71.1 per game) and they pull in 37.1 boards per contest. The Huskies commit 18.9 fouls per game and they hit 71.2% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Huskies are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which is 235th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 13.1 times per game (187th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.3 times per contest. The Huskies defensively are ranked 61st in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.4. The Connecticut defense surrenders 33.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (86 of 261) and opponents are connecting on 70.1% of their free throw attempts. They concede 11.2 assists and 32.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 57th and 88th in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (132nd in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Connecticut Huskies took home the win by a final score of 80-72 when they faced the Xavier Musketeers. The Huskies were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this contest. They rejected 8 tries while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Musketeers committed 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 72.2%. In reference to shooting from distance, Connecticut converted 11 of their 26 attempts (42.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Huskies shot 28 for 63 from the field which had them at 44.4%. The Huskies allowed the Musketeers to make 25 out of 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3% in this contest. They finished 37.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 18 at the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Connecticut permitted Xavier to pull down 33 in total (10 offensive).
Tyrese Martin was important for the Huskies for this game. He converted 6 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Martin grabbed 9 boards in his 29 minutes played and tallied 2 dimes for this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Connecticut was Isaiah Whaley. He notched 12 points in 32 minutes played via 4 of 9 shooting for the game. Whaley wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the field in addition to totaling 4 dimes and 10 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Providence (+6)
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