Villanova Wildcats vs Providence Friars Prediction, 2/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Providence Friars
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
Dunkin Donuts Center is the location where the Providence Friars (21-2) will try to defeat the Villanova Wildcats (19-6) on Tuesday.
The Villanova Wildcats faced off with Seton Hall and walked away with a win by a score of 73-67 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 9 and Seton Hall totaled 16 personal fouls. They also knocked down 11 of 26 attempts from 3-point range. Seton Hall finished shooting 88.9% at the free throw line by making 8 of 9 attempts. On top of that, Seton Hall pulled down 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Seton Hall doled out 11 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In reference to defending, Villanova allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the floor on 24 out of 56 shooting. They also distributed 14 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding rebounding, they collected a total of 29 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 15 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 93.8%. Villanova finished the game with a 41.7% FG percentage (25 out of 60) and made 8 out of their 26 three-point attempts.
Justin Moore is someone who was a major factor for this contest. He totaled 16 points on 3 out of 11 shooting. He played 36 mins played and grabbed 7 rebounds. He finished shooting 27.3% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes.
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Villanova comes into this game with a mark of 19-6 this season. They average 73.1 points per outing (134th in D-1) while connecting on 44.0% from the floor. The Wildcats are shooting 35.9% on shots from distance (228 of 635) and 82.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Villanova is grabbing 35.2 boards per contest and has accumulated 314 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 191st in college hoops in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 9.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are giving up 31.6% from beyond the arc and they are 23rd in the nation in PPG allowed (62.2). The Wildcats defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.5% (555 of 1,372) and they concede 31.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 100th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 277 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Providence Friars got the victory with a final of 76-73 when they played DePaul. Regarding cleaning the glass, Providence permitted DePaul to collect 33 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 36.8% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 19 and ended up shooting 8 of 14 from the free throw line (57.1%). The Friars allowed DePaul to knock down 29 of 69 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.0% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Friars walked away from this one shooting 25 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 42.4%. In relation to shots from distance, Providence knocked down 7 out of their 23 attempts (30.4%). They were able to make 19 of those for a clip of 86.4%. DePaul committed 18 fouls for the matchup which got the Friars to the free throw line for 22 shots. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Friars collected 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 34 in this game.
Jared Bynum ended up being a major contributor for the Friars in this matchup. He tallied 25 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 6 assists for this contest. He converted 8 of 15 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and earned 7 rebounds.
Providence has a mark of 21-2 on the campaign. The Friars are responsible for committing 15.3 personal fouls every game and they go 74.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per game (163rd in college hoops) and they cough up possession 12.1 times per contest. Providence has earned 1,631 pts this season (70.9 per game) and they collect 37.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Friars are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 179th in Division 1.
The Friars on the defensive end are ranked 59th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 64.6. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.6% from the floor (53rd in college basketball). The Providence defense allows 31.2% on shots from distance (155 of 497) and their opponents are converting on 68.7% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.9 assists and 33.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 129th and 118th in D-1.
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