Providence Friars vs UConn Huskies Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs UConn Huskies
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The UConn Huskies (23-7) are welcoming the Providence Friars (21-10) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
The Providence Friars faced Seton Hall and took a loss by a final of 82-58 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Friars walked away with 13 while Seton Hall finished the game with 16 fouls. They also made 10 of their 18 shots from 3-point range. Seton Hall finished the game shooting 70.6% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 tries. Furthermore, Seton Hall collected 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Seton Hall earned 18 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. In reference to defense, Providence allowed the other team to shoot 62.5% from the field on 30 out of 48 shooting. They also doled out 13 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 24 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Friars made 8 of 13 tries for a percentage of 61.5%. Providence finished the game with a 40.4% FG percentage (23 out of 57) and made 4 of their 23 three-point attempts.
Devin Carter is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He racked up 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He played for 33 minutes played and also pulled down 5 boards. He went 41.7% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes.
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Providence enters this game with a win-loss mark of 21-10 this season. They have an average of 78.5 points per game (36th in Division 1) on 46.0% from the field. The Friars are shooting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (207 of 583) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Providence is grabbing 38.7 boards per game and has accumulated 457 dimes this season, which ranks 88th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Friars are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 151st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 388 surrendered this season. The Friars defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.0% (821 of 1,864) and they surrender 31.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 33.4% on three-point shots and they rank 216th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.3).
The last time they took the court, the UConn Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 88-59 when they faced DePaul. The Huskies were able to collect 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 in the matchup. They turned it over 13 times, while recording 9 steals in this matchup. DePaul was called for 13 fouls for the game which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, UConn made 10 out of their 23 attempts (43.5%). When all was said and done, the Huskies shot 35 for 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.7%. The Huskies permitted DePaul to knock down 21 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 35.0% for the matchup. They went 33.3% from 3-point land by going 5 of 15 and ended up shooting 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, UConn permitted DePaul to snag 24 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Adama Sanogo ended up being a major contributor for the Huskies in the game. He totaled 26 points in his 23 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist. He knocked down 11 out of 14 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 78.6%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
UConn has a win-loss mark of 23-7 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Huskies are shooting 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 102nd in D-1. UConn has totaled 2,377 pts on the campaign (79.2 per contest) and they snag 39.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 17.4 times per game (7th in the country) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Huskies are responsible for committing 18.4 fouls every game and they shoot 75.4% from the charity stripe.
The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 42nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 65.0. They are able to force 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (36th in D-1). The UConn defense allows 30.0% on 3-point shots (139 of 464) and their opponents are knocking down 73.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 9.0 assists and 30.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 6th and 10th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Providence
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